AKN Eisenbahn AG, a transport company in the greater Hamburg area, is currently informing its customers about rail replacement services in parts of the network. As the company announced, routes in the Kaltenkirchen and Bad Bramstedt area are affected. Buses instead of trains run during this period. Detailed information on the timetable changes can be found on the AKN website and at the stops.
However, there are also critical voices. The mayor of Kaltenkirchen, Beckmann, demands that AKN make improvements to the rail replacement service. In his opinion, the information for passengers is inadequate and there are too few replacement buses. Beckmann emphasizes that many passengers depend on a reliable connection, especially pupils and commuters.
AKN has reacted to the criticism and emphasized that they always try to offer the best possible service to all passengers. Mayor Beckmann’s criticism will be taken on board and it will be examined whether further measures are necessary. Despite the discussion about rail replacement services, AKN trains remain an important part of the transport network in the greater Hamburg area.
Mayor Beckmann calls for improvements
In an official press release, the mayor of the city of Beckmann has expressed that he is not satisfied with the rail replacement service of AKN. Improvements are urgently needed to minimize the inconvenience for commuters.
The mayor particularly criticizes the lack of communication on the part of AKN. There is no clear information about the replacement traffic and no reliable arrival times. This would lead to chaos at the stations and for the passengers.
Furthermore, Beckmann demands an improvement of the replacement buses. These are often overcrowded and uncomfortable, which is not acceptable. Accessibility also needs to be improved to ensure a safe and comfortable journey for the elderly and people with disabilities.
However, the mayor emphasizes that he considers the rail replacement transport necessary in order to carry out the repair work on the railroad tracks. But it must be ensured that commuters are not unnecessarily burdened and that AKN lives up to its responsibility.