2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Order book in passenger transport declined

Revenues that are directly connected with transport contracts or concessions are either independent of (secured revenues, primarily concession fees) or dependent on (unsecured revenues, primarily revenues from fares) the number of passengers.

Order book in passenger transport
(€ billion)

Dec 31,
2017

Dec 31,
2016

Change

absolute

%

DB Regional

68.3

68.2

+0.1

+0.1

     secured

50.1

49.1

+1.0

+2.0

     unsecured

18.2

19.1

–0.9

–4.7

DB Arriva

22.7

23.9

–1.2

–5.0

     secured

10.2

10.5

–0.3

–2.9

     unsecured

12.5

13.4

–0.9

–6.7

Total

91.0

92.1

–1.1

–1.2

     secured

60.3

59.5

+0.8

+1.3

     unsecured

30.8

32.6

–1.8

–5.5

The order book decreased in the year under review. It should be taken into account that a transport contract awarded to S-Bahn (metro) Berlin at the end of 2017 was not taken into consideration, as the objection period for the awarded tender only ended in January 2018. If the contract had been taken into account, there would have been a significant increase. Additions of about € 11.7 billion from the transport contracts awarded were offset by disposals – mainly due to services performed – of about € 12.1 billion and changes in assumptions of about € 0.7 billion (primarily due to exchange rate effects).

While the volume of new transport contracts remains slightly below the scope of services rendered at DB Arriva, DB Regional recorded a slight increase in its order book.

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