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Old December 29th 11, 12:10 PM posted to uk.railway,,misc.transport.rail.europe
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Default Complete (almost) Shutdown of Berlin Train System - could ithappen here...??

On Dec 29, 12:15*pm, Oliver Schnell wrote:
SB wrote:
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:21:23 +0100
From: weberwu
Subject: Single point of failure in the Berlin Train System

The Berlin light rail train system, plagued by problems for years,
demonstrated today that it can, indeed get worse. Many cars have been
taken out of service for all sorts of ailments, and having pruned the
maintenance shops and the drivers to a bare minimum, there is no room
for dealing with problems. And there have been problems galore.

The Berlin S-Bahn getting "pruned" a little bit concerning staff still
needs significantly more staff per passenger kilometre, passenger carried,
train or seat kilometres or network length offered than any other S-Bahn
system in Germany.

Why do they still use platform dispatchers? Why not use the signalling
system to regulate trains?