Deutsche Bahn has to apply for a gambling license for winter timetable

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Court ruling: Deutsche Bahn has to apply for a gambling license for winter timetable

"Due to constant delays and cancellations, the Federal Court of Justice has now classified the winter timetable as a game of chance - which is why the group now has to apply for licenses under the lottery state treaty in all federal states. Until then, the train may no longer publicize schedules."

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http://www.der-postillon.com/2017/12/bgh-bahn-gluecksspiel.html
 

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Just in case there is any confusion, this is a satire site (similar to The Onion).

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Thanks...I suspected that upon reading the article.
 

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In my experience, the ICE is often 15-30 mintues late. That would be considered quite puncutal on Amtrak, I realize. But because the DB lets you book a connection with a 10 minute layover, a 30 minute delay can really disrupt your itinerary. I actually find the regional trains are more likely to be on time, probably because they have shorter runs.
 

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I had a 6 minute delay on an 8 minute transfer. Fortunately it was a cross platform transfer so I made it, but that's how tight they book things. So even small delays can be catastrophic.

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Sorry if revived the thread. This always happens to me, all the time there is a delay that is as much as a transfer time. All the time I need to rush and get stressed that I will lose my train and I am tired of that.
 

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We are all tired of that.

Ok, right now I can’t go to Europe, so maybe not me personally. However back in the day, I have miss my train in Europe and had to wait a whole hour for the next one. Unlike here in the US, miss your train and hopefully there one the next day.
 
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