2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

More quiet freight cars on the rails

The number of new and existing freight cars with the noise-reducing composite technology has increased further. In the year under review, about 7,200 existing freight cars were converted to whisper brakesNo. 05. At the end of 2017, about two-thirds of DB Cargo’s actively used cars were running on quiet brake shoes. The development is therefore consistent with our forecast from the 2016 Integrated Report.

Freight cars in operation equipped with V brake
shoes of DB Cargo in Germany
as of Dec 31


2017

2016

2015

New freight cars

8,323

8,302

8,178

Freight cars refitted with whisper brakes

31,281

24,094

12,282

Quiet freight cars

39,604

32,396

20,460