2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Business model

Business model

DB Netze Stations is the largest station operator in Europe. In addition to the core business, the development and operation of stations, the business unit offers a variety of mobility-­oriented services in stations. With about one million m² of leasing area, we are among Germany’s largest commercial landlords.

Each day, more than 400,000 trains from 109 TOCs with more than 18 million passengers use our stations. We set particular priorities in the areas of service, safety and cleanliness so that we can offer customers a high degree of quality. Our station managers also work hard on-site to ensure seamless operations.

Our station portfolio has a particularly wide geographical coverage. The infrastructure required is characterized by high fixed costs. Maintaining facilities and building infrastructure in line with requirements is crucial to our commercial success.

Revenues are generated from station stops (regulated, about 70% share) in the stations and from leasing out commercial space (not regulated). Our most important regulatory partners are the BNetzA and the EBA.