The bahn executive board met for a regular meeting in berlin on the same day. Stuttgart 21 also played a role here. He did not know anything about the details of the board discussions, a railroad spokesman said when asked.
The "stuttgarter nachrichten" (tuesday) reported that the executive board wants to agree on a strategy for future discussions with the supervisory board, the federal government and the project partners of the state, city and region of baden-wurttemberg. For days, there have also been discussions about a possible withdrawal from the construction project, which includes an underground transit station in the center of stuttgart and a connection to a high-speed rail line.
In december, the railroad board had informed the supervisory board and the public that the financing framework for stuttgart 21 would have to be increased by 1.1 billion euros to 5.6 billion euros. In addition, there were risks of 1.2 billion euros. The railroad supervisory board can approve the new financial concept or decide on a different solution.
On monday, the deputy chairman of the supervisory board, alexander kirchner, estimated the chances of the project going ahead at 50-50. Alternative solutions must be discussed openly, he said on deutschlandfunk radio. "No one is helped if the project fails and there is nothing but a pile of broken pieces," said kirchner, who is chairman of the railroad and transport union (EVG).