2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Operational business relationships

The most extensive operational business relationships arise from the use of the track infrastructure and the procurement of energy from DB Netze Energy. As for non-Group customers, fees for the use of infrastructure are based on the published pricing systems (train-path pricing system, facility pricing system and station pricing system). The procurement of energy includes the purchase of traction energy (diesel fuel and traction current) as well as electricity for stationary facilities (such as switch heaters and train preheating systems).

The main effects of the intra-Group settlement of business relationships between the various DB Group business units for services rendered in infrastructure utilization are illustrated in the table below:

Intra-Group business relationships
from infrastructure utilization in 2017
(€ million)

DB Long-
Distancer

DB
Regional

DB
Arriva

DB
Cargo

DB
Schenker

DB Netze
Trach

DB Netze
Stations

DB Netze Energy

Subsidiaries/

Other

Train-path utilization

910

2,234

1

425

+3,576

6

Use of local infrastructure

27

53

133

+215

1

1

Station use

95

577

0

0

+6

+666

0

Energy charges

332

614

0

284

0

134

78

+1,488

46