The municipalities in the northwestern district go directly to the prime minister. They also express their anger at the fact that the promises of the past have not been kept
The transport committee of the district of Fürstenfeldbruck in the north-west does not give up the demand that the regional trains (Fuggerexpress) between Augsburg and Munich are also reserved for Althegnenberg, Hattenhofen and Mammendorf, at least every hour. Since the petition to Transport Minister Hans Reichhart (CSU) a year ago, nothing has changed.
At present, the Chairs of the Transport Committee, Mayors Paul Dosch, Althegnenberg and Franz Robeller, Hattenhofen, as well as Director General Alfred Beheim have written directly to Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) to ask for their support. It was understood that Söder was rejecting deletions in the S-Bahn offer and was deciding to enter the ten-minute S-Bahn cycle, the letter says. The Transport Committee welcomes this request. He noted, however, "with some trepidation" that it clearly did not interest anyone to see the committee continue for many years with the promise of setting up regional trains every hour in the three stations.
The Transport Committee, created in 1973 by ten municipalities, aims to promote local public transport that respects the environment, taking into account the rapid development of localities. A greater number of train stops would greatly contribute to this. Because the number of students and commuters would increase in both directions. The letter's authors also point out that the first public commitment to stop trains in the three stations every hour goes back more than 20 years. The hourly rate should come when the extension of the four-lane Augsburg railway is complete. Instead of implementing the commitment, "we have been continually pushed back to a later realization." The years of futile waiting and the many transport committee initiatives, which had always been rejected with excuses, had finally shaken confidence in the Ministry of Railways and Transportation. Almost as a last resort or by calling for help, they sent a petition to the Bavarian State Parliament in 2017 to help solve the problem.
Consequently, in February 2018, the Committee on Economic Affairs and Media, Infrastructure, Construction and Transport had recommended that the request be "as far as possible", according to which, according to Alfred Beheim, five additional train stops had been set up, but only in the evening and at night. "However, other important gaps have not been filled," the CEO complains.
Part-time workers could not go home by train between 1pm and 3pm. The same goes for people who work in Augsburg or visit secondary schools on site or in Mering. Such a gap exists for example in the direction of Munich between 15 and 17 hours. "How should the story unfold?", Ask the authors, after the recent communication to State Minister Reichardt, "Once again, the time clock was only forecasting ".
At present, we are shifted to the moment after the construction of the second main distance, and this could be after the last "bad news" after a realistic estimate, certainly 2031. However, the transport commission does not want to show so much patience. The Executive Bureau therefore requests Prime Minister Söder to "urgently and personally emphasize" the timely implementation of the Transportation Committee's order to implement the hourly rate of the three stations. "We need improvements now," said the call unequivocally. Waiting for the end of the second stage is by no means acceptable.