German rail company not impressed over Greta Thunberg's snap from their 'overcrowded train' 1 year ago

German rail company not impressed over Greta Thunberg's snap from their 'overcrowded train'

They're hoping to set the record straight.

German railway service Deutsche Bahn (DB) were less than impressed over the weekend when young activist, Greta Thunberg shared a photo from there train whereby she was sitting on the ground.


Looking out the window while she sat on the floor with all her suitcases, Greta tweeted saying:

"Traveling on overcrowded trains through Germany. And I'm finally on my way home!"

But her tweet was then met by haste from the German rail company who thanked her for travelling with them but also mentioned that it would be "a lot nicer" if she mentioned the fact she travelled in first class.


Tweeting in German, DB said:


"Dear Greta, thanks for supporting us railway workers in our fight against climate change. We are happy that you travelled with us on the ICE 174 on Saturday.

"It would have been nicer if you had also mentioned the friendly and competent manner in which you were treated by staff at your seat in first class," they added.

Greta then noted that she found a seat from the stop in Frankfurt and onwards. She also noted that there was an issue with the train she was on so she had to sit on the floor of two different trains, ending the conversation she said:

"This is no problem of course and I never said it was.

"Overcrowded trains is a great sign because it means the demand for train travel is high!"


Her journey through Germany is the end of a long trip for the young teen which started by her travelling to New York on a low-emissions yacht last August.