Grafenbergbahn is closed for a long time

Grafenbergbahn is closed for a long time

As the deutsche bahn announced on monday, the grafenbergbahn has already been closed since saturday until presumably sunday, 10. December, no train service possible between kalchreuth (erlangen-hochstadt district) and grafenberg. The reason is "short-term necessary work on a railroad embankment".
Between kalchreuth and eschenau, the railroad embankment was soaked over a length of 100 meters due to water ingress. The embankment must therefore be stabilized by means of embankments. For the duration of the work, which is expected to take three weeks, all trains of the grafenbergbahn between kalchreuth and grafenberg will be replaced by buses. The trains between nurnberg-nordost and kalchreuth run regularly.
In a press release, thorsten glauber (), a member of the forchheim parliament, expressed surprise that nothing was known about the closure of the grafenberg railroad line. This regretted a spokeswoman for the railroad on monday, but affirmed that already on friday this information to the public in the form of a "route agent" to have sent.
But grafenberg’s grunen city councilor matthias striebich and glauber argue that the announced rail replacement service is not working. The spokeswoman said that deutsche bahn was not aware of any delays for commuters and schoolchildren: "we regret that the replacement service on monday morning did not work out satisfactorily and apologize to our passengers for the inconvenience. In coordination with our bus company, we are trying to ensure that sufficient capacity will be available as of tuesday."
In an e-mail to klaus-dieter josel, the authorized representative of deutsche bahn in bavaria, glauber writes: "as discussed in our telephone conversation today, it is incomprehensible to me as a transport politician how haphazardly deutsche bahn is organizing rail replacement services. If a line closure such as that of the line to grafenberg were to last until 10. December becomes necessary, i expect that the bus replacement service including the school request is organized according to demand." For believers, this means that the requirements of several hundred students must be guaranteed at all times. "It is unacceptable for schools to stand at bus stops for hours – especially in november and december", let believers know in the letter. He expects a "smooth and traffic-safe operation of both the school request and the rail replacement traffic until the end of the track closure".
After consultation with the district office of forchheim, glauber further learned that the public transport department (opnv) had not been informed about the track closure. Since the district has transferred its school heritage requirement to the grafenberg railroad, the mdl finds it all the more incomprehensible that the subject area was not informed. In a press release, grafenberg city councilor matthias striebich denounces "unacceptable conditions" on the grafenberg railroad. He proposes a joint action of the affected communities to explain to the german railroad the "dramatic situation" to drive in front of eyes.
Matthias striebich of the "grafenberger oberland" local association alliance 90/the greens writes: "it can’t go on like this. It is an imposition. We have already had constant disruptions, train failures and hour-long delays for weeks. Now the rail replacement transport is miserably organized, although there were now several days to prepare this."
According to striebich, people wait for hours for the bus, then one arrives, but it is jam-packed from igensdorf onwards. The connection to the train does not work either. It took passengers up to three hours to make the one-way trip and they were pissed off accordingly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.