In Germany, we have assumed dual responsibility for rail transport as a result of our integrated Group structure: we are both the operator and primary user of the track infrastructure. The resulting greater focus on customers and efficiency in our infrastructure benefits all train operating companies () without discrimination. In addition to the Group’s internal code of conduct, competitive neutrality of our track infrastructure is ensured by means of regulation that is considered strict by international standards. Our target is to continue to develop the rail mode of transport, thus strengthening the transport infrastructure that is vital for Germany as a business location. At the same time, we are laying the foundations for coping with increasing traffic flows in Europe. We also take care of both the rail network and passenger stations, as well as the power supply for in Germany.
Increasing demand for track infrastructure
DB track infrastructure in Germany:
Train-path demand (million train-path km)
Share of non-Group railways (%)
Station stops (million)