Northwest Railway Protocol

Northwest Railway Protocol

Northwest Railway Protocol

The long-standing Kleveblog commentator Benno has once bought the trouble to record what is going out of hand on the Kleve (RE 10) railway line when the transition to the realm of maritime metaphors is permitted.Here, provided with a small preface, his report, which lovingly forms a contrast to the "further optimization" that District Administrator Wolfgang Spreen would like to have the public transport:

Combined-the Kleve-Düsseldorf route was always on time in both directions!The Kombi BR 218 with 3 silverlings, just perfect.The first delays crept in with privatization.However, these were not as common at first as at the moment.But it was saved wherever possible.Be it that a large part of the spare parts warehouses were dissolved, maintenance intervals were enlarged etc.- The bride was prettied up for the stock exchange ...

However, today's delays are only partially due to this austerity policy.The route is rented by the DB network by the VRR. DB-Netz ist für die Instandhaltung verantwortlich (Signale, Bahnübergänge & Schienen).

I cannot say who is responsible for the personal planning of the signal boxes.Apparently there is no on -call or the like.Otherwise it would not be noticeable that signal boxes are not occupied in the morning and that there are traits or delays.

The current service provider on the route, the NWB, is responsible for the vehicles.I feel sorry for the train drivers when I sometimes notify what poorly maintained trains they have to drive with.In summer the air conditioning is defective, in winter part to total to a total failure of the heating.In DB times it was the 628 series, which had a weak heating system, but had comfortable seats and no wooden boards with fabric.There were no clutch problems during the DB times, not like on 21.October with the NWB.

So that everyone can get an idea, here are the entries from the group month of October.Maybe someone from the VRR or other those responsible will read, because conclusions can be drawn:

11.October: In the morning in the morning not occupied - delays run until early morning, that is, commuters are affected

11.October: planned arrival in Kleve 5:05 p.m. - plus 13 minutes - reason not communicated

17.October: Stockwork in Weeze not occupied - up to 25 minutes late - delays run until early morning, i.e. commuters are affected


18.October: train from Krefeld 8:26 a.m. plus 15 minutes departure towards Düsseldorf

21.October: departure Düsseldorf 4:39 p.m. plus 18 minutes - problems with the dome process

22.October: Stockwork in Geldern not occupied - train from 4:26 from Kleve is still Kevelaer.According to the plan, this should almost be in Kempen - delays run until early morning, i.e. commuters are affected

23.October: signal box in Niewerk not occupied.Train arrival at 6:22 a.m. in Düsseldorf Plus 53 min.The train that was supposed to end at 5:52 a.m. in Düsseldorf only drove to Krefeld.So these passengers had a delay of 83 minutes!

29.October: Arrival Kleve 6:05 p.m. plus 7 minutes - reason: entry signal BF Kleve failure

30.October: departure 4:51 a.m. from Kevelaer - plus 10 minutes

31.October: departure 4:51 a.m. from Kevelaer - again plus 10 minutes

Benno's sad conclusion: “If I write this list, like how many before, I only get ....Bla, Bla, Bla ... but nothing changes, nothing at all, although plenty of taxpayers are made available!If something does not change there soon, I could - as already written elsewhere - retain my attitude and say: f ... ck you, friday for future, I'll drive a car again! "