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According to a draft proposal, Germany will give priority to coal trains over passenger services on its rail network.

In Germany, priority is given to passenger transportation. There is a chance of chaos on the rails if the change is made.

The country is on the verge of a recession due to the energy crisis. The war in Ukraine has caused Russia to cut natural gas flows on the main line. Europe's main rivers have been affected by hot and dry weather.

There is growing pressure to accelerate fuel transport via rail and the draft plan is expected to be passed quickly. Germany's plans to reopen power plants to boost energy security need to be improved.