Railway: "Stuttgart 21" without state government

Railway: "Stuttgart 21" without state government

Stuttgart : Germany | Sep 17, 2011 at 2:12 AM PDT
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CEO of German railway giant Deutsche Bahn (DB) Ruediger Grube

German Rail will not build the station project "Stuttgart 21" against the resistance of the red-green state government of Baden-Wuerttemberg. "Such a big project can not be realized if the most important partner not go along," said Ruediger Grube Bahn chief of the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung". "I expect the country that it meets its project financing obligation, and we demand in all, a consequence."

Grube, criticized the House of Ministers of Transport Winfried Hermann (Green) were sitting, "people who do nothing else than us lay obstacles in their way and block the construction of tactical delays." The railway must comply with contracts. The demolition of the south wing of the old station could still be postponed by three months, without quite falling behind schedule. "If the referendum have so far not to come, but we begin with the demolition," said the head rail. The Stuttgart-based major project is "a kind of litmus test" for the future of energy and transport infrastructure and the economic competitiveness of our country.

The red-green government had in Stuttgart on Friday in parliament a law to phase out the country introduced the multi-billion project, which will lead to a referendum. The law provides for the financing of "Stuttgart 21" across the country to quit. It is expected that the law is rejected in late September by the SPD, CDU and FDP majority and so the people can be put to a vote. According to the state constitution, the government can bring a bill rejected by the parliament for a referendum.This must be one-third of deputies may be requested. The referendum is on 27 November to take place.

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Railway: "Stuttgart 21" without state government
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