Working in trains

I have recently been to Munich for about a week. Actually, many people are complaining about the "Deutsche Bahn" and I am, too. Prices, Service, anything you want: It just sucks. But when it comes down to concentration and getting work done, it may be the best transportation alternative at the moment. You can’t really do anything while driving a car, can you? And if you travel in Germany, you won’t be getting any real work done in the process of flying for one hour neither. But being here on the ICE from Munich to Essen, I really could concentrate on some of the details of the problems I had to solve. So for me, it suddenly even becomes less expensive to travel by train… If I only work two fifths of the time on the train, I can afford the ticket. That makes it a pretty nice deal. … if you have to travel, that is 😉 What are your thoughts on that? What alternatives do you see? Where can I save money/time? Feel free to comment on this one!

3 Replies to “Working in trains”

  1. Just a quick pseudo socio-political comment.

    Using trains is definitely more social than engaging in motorized individual transportation (MIT). You’ll notice when you try to have a conversation with your average 0,4 fellow passenger. Same data can be used to argue with environmental consequences. From a crude marxist perspective, the ongoing class division is certainly unfavourable – but then you can also be banned to the backseat in the car.

    To cut it short. Travelling by train rules. Sure, there’s a lot annoying stuff going on with the “Deutsche Bahn”. But before you start dissing it, remember that it used to be a part of the public sector. Much has changed since its privatization – not always for the best. I recommend this paper if your interested in the politcal process:

    http://www.rosalux.de/cms/fileadmin/rls_uploads/pdfs/Standpunkte_0502.pdf

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