2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Infrastructure

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 (TOC) 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 TOC in Germany.

Increasing demand for track infrastructure

DB track infrastructure in Germany:
selected key figures

2017

2016

Change

absolute

%

 

Infrastructure customers

431

421

+10

+2.4

     DB Group

17

17

     Non-Group

414

404

+10

+2.5

Train-path demand (million train-path km)

1,073

1,067

+6

+0.6

     DB Group

741.7

745.6

–3.9

–0.5

     Non-Group railways

331.3

321.9

+9.4

+2.9

     Share of non-Group railways (%)

30.9

30.2

Station stops (million)

153.2

152.5

+0.7

+0.5

     DB Group

117.1

117.1

     Non-Group railways

36.1

35.4

+0.7

+2.0