So, what makes DB so hillariously bad at beeing on time?
I don't quite understand how a train aquires more than 10 minutes delay on a semi regular basis when there aren't unusual cirumstances.
Especialy when on-time performance matters the most, DB is late.
And that's ignoring somewhat predictable stuff like snow during winter.
From all the trains I take, RB-20 (Euregiobahn, dieselmechanic light rail) has a tendency to be the absolute worst.
On a good day it's 5-10 minutes late, on a bad day it arrives just before the next train is scheduled, on the wrong rail and DB only tells you when you can allready see the train arrive on the wrong side.
What happened to "one can set the time by the trains"?
And from my rather limited experience with the competition, some are even worse and some are acceptable.>>1582581
Yea, RE-4 had REALY rancid rolling stock.
Allways covered in graphity, often smelling like piss, at best ~30 years old and the LCD digit type displays often showed realy odd and wrong information.
Still better than the usualy rather crowded RB-33 though.
The new National Express RRX rolling stock is much nicer.
Let's hope it's also more on time, same goes for the largely parallel running RB-33 that also recived new rolling stock, but is still under DB.
I won't miss that terrible trashcan-sound these trains made...