Berlin (dpa) - The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bahn advises today on an extension of the Board and on the proposal for a salary increase for the top managers.

The crisis-ridden goods division DB Cargo is again to receive its own board department. The Personnel Committee of the Supervisory Board recommended Sigrid Nikutta, head of the Berlin public transport company.

At the weekend it had become known that for part of the board it was proposed to increase the base salary from 400,000 euros to 585,000 euros a year. Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) called this a wrong signal and wants to stop the project.

Subject on the Supervisory Board should also be an ultimatum Scheuers. The Group aims to solve its problems faster and more efficiently, including train delays and cancellations and staff shortages. Group CEO Richard Lutz is due to present measures by 14 November.

The actual reason for the special meeting of the Supervisory Board is the planned sale of the railway subsidiary Arriva. It operates buses and trains in 14 European countries. Your sale should bring more money for the railway in Germany.