Train travel: despite the delays or breakdowns, the mood is good

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The train is in a good mood despite the breakdowns

Of course, train delays or breakdowns can be annoying. However, all too often, railroad employees smooth out wait times and service restrictions with funny advertisements. So they trained on it. Passengers appreciate it.

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WWhen the next train journey takes a little longer, “FIS”, the German railway for the passenger information system, can be quite entertaining. Like any other day on the way to Berlin. “Enjoy the landscape and count the deer in the fields,” the apologizing voice came over the loudspeaker while the snowmen were wandering. This sightseeing tip is also cheerful: “We stopped here for a moment because the section ahead is still occupied. In the meantime, you’ll see Berlin graffiti on the walls on the left.”

In the event of a delay, such a distraction is most welcome. Fortunately, there are more and more humorous railroad workers who smooth out “operational disruptions” or other railroad breakdowns on the way with entertaining advertisements. In fact, train operators are comically trained in such situations in order to better beat waiting times and keep passengers and themselves in a good mood.

The announcement came an apology once to ICE: “Due to the high occupancy rate on the train, we only have cold drinks in the onboard bistro that are not cold.” Or also: “This train doesn’t have a food cart like a chart. So you don’t have to look for it! Unless you want to go for a walk.”

Funny ads from the train have many fans

They’re funny loudspeaker ads and whimsical train shows that are too original to be forgotten. There are many forums where travelers immediately post the most original quotes. For example, with train ads on Facebook and Twitter, with nearly 250,000 followers. There is enough material out there. For example, this self-deprecating declaration: “We still have to wait a little. The train station in Basel does not seem ready for a German accurate train.”

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Unintentionally funny: a train pointer at a train station in Hanau

Unintentionally funny: a train pointer at a train station in Hanau

Source: ddp / Stefan Auth

Of course, travelers also appreciate it when they are informed of the reason for the delay as quickly as possible – as in this ad: “Dear passengers, we have arrived at the train station in Erfurt on time. Unfortunately we cannot leave him on time again. We no longer have a driver. Train “.

Sometimes the comedic attempts of Deutsche Bahn employees seem a little tricky, for example with this saying: “If you look out the window on the left, you can see the North Sea Channel. If you look out of the window on the right, you see Ostseekanal. If you move your head back and forth quickly Great, you can see the Kiel Channel.”

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We recommend the new volume “Jokes about the Train” from Transpress-Verlag, with 163 humorous suggestions about delays and the like. Because passengers appreciate humor and sometimes a joke or two. One train passenger comments: “If you have a funny train driver, the delays are somewhat less annoying.”

The humor of Swiss railway colleagues is smarter. They like to respond to Deutsche Bahn’s delays with verbal acrobatics. This was confirmed by this diplomatic announcement at the Basel border station, which was directed towards Germany: “Due to the uncertainty abroad, we now have a delay of 20 minutes.”

You’re already looking forward to the next announcement from the DB, which will talk about delays within Germany as “what can’t be controlled locally”.

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