Quality shake-up aims to restore reliability

Hughes, Murray
September 2010
Railway Gazette International;Sep2010, Vol. 166 Issue 9, p66
Trade Publication
This article reports on the plan to restructure Deutsche Bahn to address a series of technical failures. The restructuring will focus on quality control. Deutsche Bahn hopes the plan to produce higher standards of engineering and maintenance. The company expresses concerns over the impact of the technical failures on its reputation for reliability. The company also expects changes in its procurement processes.


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