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Unfortunately. The pricing system Germany introduced a few years ago is an example of that, and it is maddening. It also in effect penalizes people who don't plan well ahead, meaning that cars become more attractive for that spontaneous weekend daytrip or unplanned meandering sightseeing vacation.
by MarekNYC on Mon Apr 9th, 2007 at 04:56:03 PM EST
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There was a big public outcry when that new pricing was presented and introcduced, and it is still problematic after some improvements. But we are now in the era of non-railway railway managers who look for maximised profits not passenger numbers, no surprises here... (Current DB CEO Hartmut Mehdorn was earlier manager for a press-making company and an aerospace company, and sat in the board of software giant SAP and energy giant RWE.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Apr 9th, 2007 at 06:13:36 PM EST
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