Defense: Agreement on free train rides for soldiers in uniform
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Berlin (AP) - The German Armed Forces has agreed with the Deutsche Bahn on free rides for soldiers in uniform. A solution had been found for disputed points, confirmed government circles in Berlin. First, the "Bild am Sonntag" reported. Accordingly, the Bundeswehr will pay around four million euros annually to the railway. It is still being negotiated how and if the soldiers may also use the local trains. In general, uniformed Bundeswehr members could soon travel for free with all ICE and IC trains.