Pressemitteilungen Wirtschaft

Corona Crisis: Railway Industry in Germany faces tremendous challenges.

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Berlin – The railway industry is putting maximum efforts into ensuring the best possible health care for its employees in the offices, workshops and on the construction sites. Massive efforts and drastic measures are taken to keep social contacts to an absolute minimum.

As a globalised industry, the railway industry in Germany is linked very closely with European and global value creation. Therefore, significant effects on the supply chain are likely. The supply chains of the railway industry in Germany are generally strong, highly diversified and very reliable. However, it is important that clear priorities are now quickly set in order to continue to ensure the essential performance of the rail industry. The strictest precautionary measures apply where the operation must be maintained.

The emergency fund of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is of paramount importance as a shield in this crisis. Rapid liquidity, immediate aid, evident support in the case of short-time work and the deferral of corporate taxes are now necessary. The aim must be to limit the economic and social consequences by quickly providing effective and unbureaucratic support. In this way it is possible to keep the consequences for the financial strength of companies under control. Precautions must be taken today to ensure a powerful recovery after the crisis. The railway industry in Germany will adapt the measures to the situation at any time.

The German railway industry would like to express its gratitude and high respect for all professional groups who are particularly challenged in this crisis.

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