Study: Bus and train services are too thin in many places

FRANKFURT (dpa-AFX) – For many people in Germany, according to a study, there is not enough bus and train service at the next stop. Most Germans do not have to walk far to the stop, but there are too few journeys there, as the Deutsche Bahn subsidiary Ioki calculated. The newspapers of the Funke media group also reported on this.

According to an analysis of timetable data, for 93.5 percent of German citizens, a stop or a train station is within 400 or 600 meters, respectively. However, only 63 percent can drive in one direction or the other from their bus stop at least once an hour during the day.

For the 27 million Germans in metropolitan areas and large cities, there is indeed very good local public transport, according to the analysis. For the 55 million in the surrounding area and in the country, the offer is significantly lower. In villages in particular, there was a lack of acceptable opportunities to cover daily trips by bus and train.

Ioki operates transport services with shared taxis on demand, which are integrated as feeders into the existing local transport offer, for example in the Hamburg./bf/DP/mis area

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