2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Changes in DB Group

Deutsche Bahn Group

Management board

CEO & Chairman

Digitalization & Technology

Human Resources & Legal Affairs

Transport & Logistics

DB Long-Distance

DB Long-Distance offers customers comfortable and environmentally friendly travel within Germany and into neighboring countries. Regular scheduled daily services with the ICE/IC/EC fleet form the backbone of long-distance transport. Offerings are being supplemented by island services to Sylt and Wangerooge. Long-distance bus services (IC Bus) provide an extension to the rail transport offering for domestic and international travel.

DB Regional

DB Regional’s core service is to bring millions of passengers in regional transport each day to their desired destination in a punctual, safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly way. In doing so, we can reliably meet the requirements of our transport contracts. Our offerings cover both local rail passenger transport with regional express, regional railway and S-Bahn (metro) lines as well as regional and urban bus transport services. We therefore offer comprehensive mobility services in major cities and metropolitan areas, but also and especially in rural areas.

DB Arriva

With buses, trains, trams, water buses, car and bike-sharing systems, DB Arriva offers a wide range of transport solutions in 14 European countries. The activities of DB Arriva are divided into three lines of business: UK Bus, UK Trains as well as Mainland Europe (Northern Europe as well as Southern, Central and Eastern Europe).

DB Cargo

With about 4,200 customer sidings in Europe, DB Cargo provides its customers with access to one of the biggest rail networks in the world and is thus the number one in European rail freight transport. The international network stretches along the huge European freight transport corridor. This means that rail transport is offered across Europe in the product areas of block trains, single wagon and combined transport. Individual industry solutions complete the range of services offered. Mainly self-owned traction units and freight cars are used to provide services.

DB Schenker

DB Schenker serves established markets and emerging national economies as an integrated transport and logistics services provider with a global network. In land transport, the dense network connects the most important economic regions in Europe. As one of the global leaders in air and ocean freight, DB Schenker offers the entire range of services in this segment. In contract logistics, the services offered cover all stages of the value-added chain from supplier to producer/ trade, end customers and spare parts service.

DB Netze Track

DB Netze Track provides Train Operating Companies (TOCs) in Germany with routes, facilities and timetables. It runs the operation on the about 33,000 km long rail network. DB Netze Track is also responsible for the maintenance and repair of existing facilities as well as the construction and expansion of lines. Unter the roof of DB Netze Track the railway infrastructure competence of the DB Group is summarized.

DB Netze Stations

With around 5.400 stations DB Netze Station is Europe’s number one rail infrastructure provider today. Through its nationwide presence, the business unit provides daily access for more than seven million passengers in Germany to the railway system and to other mobility offers.

DB Netze Energy

DB Netze Energy offers market-oriented, customer-focused energy products in Germany in the fields of traction energy and stationary energy. These include traction current and diesel for rail transport, as well as electricity, gas and heat to stations and other DB Group properties. Furthermore, DB Netze Energy supplies industrial customers throughout Germany with a broad array of electricity and gas products. Retail customers have also been able to buy their domestic electricity via DB Netze Energy since June 2017.

Additional
information

DB Long-Distance
DB Long-Distance offers customers comfortable and environmentally friendly travel within Germany and into neighboring countries. Regular scheduled daily services with the ICE/IC/EC fleet form the backbone of long-distance transport. Offerings are being supplemented by island services to Sylt and Wangerooge. Long-distance bus services (IC Bus) provide an extension to the rail transport offering for domestic and international travel.

DB Regional
DB Regional’s core service is to bring millions of passengers in regional transport each day to their desired destination in a punctual, safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly way. In doing so, we can reliably meet the requirements of our transport contracts. Our offerings cover both local rail passenger transport with regional express, regional railway and S-Bahn (metro) lines as well as regional and urban bus transport services. We therefore offer comprehensive mobility services in major cities and metropolitan areas, but also and especially in rural areas.

DB Arriva
With buses, trains, trams, water buses, car and bike-sharing systems, DB Arriva offers a wide range of transport solutions in 14 European countries. The activities of DB Arriva are divided into three lines of business: UK Bus, UK Trains as well as Mainland Europe (Northern Europe as well as Southern, Central and Eastern Europe).

DB Cargo
With about 4,200 customer sidings in Europe, DB Cargo provides its customers with access to one of the biggest rail networks in the world and is thus the number one in European rail freight transport. The international network stretches along the huge European freight transport corridor. This means that rail transport is offered across Europe in the product areas of block trains, single wagon and combined transport. Individual industry solutions complete the range of services offered. Mainly self-owned traction units and freight cars are used to provide services.

DB Schenker
DB Schenker serves established markets and emerging national economies as an integrated transport and logistics services provider with a global network. In land transport, the dense network connects the most important economic regions in Europe. As one of the global leaders in air and ocean freight, DB Schenker offers the entire range of services in this segment. In contract logistics, the services offered cover all stages of the value-added chain from supplier to producer/ trade, end customers and spare parts service.

DB Netze Track
DB Netze Track provides Train Operating Companies (TOCs) in Germany with routes, facilities and timetables. It runs the operation on the about 33,000 km long rail network. DB Netze Track is also responsible for the maintenance and repair of existing facilities as well as the construction and expansion of lines. Unter the roof of DB Netze Track the railway infrastructure competence of the DB Group is summarized.

DB Netze Stations
With around 5.400 stations DB Netze Station is Europe’s number one rail infrastructure provider today. Through its nationwide presence, the business unit provides daily access for more than seven million passengers in Germany to the railway system and to other mobility offers.

DB Netze Energy
DB Netze Energy offers market-oriented, customer-focused energy products in Germany in the fields of traction energy and stationary energy. These include traction current and diesel for rail transport, as well as electricity, gas and heat to stations and other DB Group properties. Furthermore, DB Netze Energy supplies industrial customers throughout Germany with a broad array of electricity and gas products. Retail customers have also been able to buy their domestic electricity via DB Netze Energy since June 2017.

By resolutions of the Supervisory Board the structure of the Management Board of DB AG was altered in the year under review in two stages. 

  • Effective January 1, 2017 the Economics, Law and Regulation Board division was dissolved and the Technology and Quality Board division established, and the Group functions and service units operating within the divisions reallocated accordingly.
  • Effective March 22, 2017 the Finance/Controlling Board division was merged with the CEO’s division. At the same time the Freight Transport and Logistics Board division was introduced, and the DB Cargo and DB Schenker business units were assigned to it. The Traffic and Transport Board division became the Passenger Transport Board division, managing the DB Long-Distance, DB
    Regional and DB Arriva business units. IT functions and digitalization activities, which were previously part of the Finance/Controlling Board division and the CEO’s division respectively, were bundled in the renamed Digitalization and Technology Board division.

Changes to the membership of the Management Board are set out in the Report of the Supervisory Board.