As the group announced on sunday, this is a response to political demands that were voiced after the failed bomb attack at bonn’s main train station last december. There were cameras installed, but they did not record videos.
"Although the security authorities are not aware of any concrete plans to attack railroad facilities, we have decided to act," said gerd becht, member of the bahn board of management responsible for group security. At the same time, he calls on politicians to invest in safety at railroad stations: "we now expect the federal government to make a significant contribution as well."
On which stations the cameras will be mounted, is still being tested. The recordings were primarily used for danger prevention at the train stations, but not for counter-terrorism purposes. The railroad usually stores surveillance images for 48 and a maximum of 72 hours, it later explained. Should the federal police be interested in the recordings, they will have to pay for a longer storage.