Performance management

Performance development in rail passenger transport in Germany was consistently positive in the year under review. DB Group’s TOCs contributed to this growth in particular.

However, in rail freight transport in Germany the volume sold decreased in the year under review due in part to a decline in goods transported by rail as a result of economic conditions. The overall train kilometers on track infrastructure in Germany continued to increase in the year under review.

Non-Group TOCs contributed to this growth in particular.

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2019

2018

± absolut

±%

PASSENGER TRANSPORT    

Passengers (million)

4,874

4,669

+205

+4.4

Passengers per day (million)

13.4

12.8

+0.6

+4.7

Rail

    

Passengers (million)

2,603

2,581

+22

+0.9

     thereof in Germany

2,123

2,088

+35

+1.7

     thereof DB Long-distance

150.7

147.9

+2.8

+1.9

Passengers per day (million)

7.1

7.1

Volume sold (million pkm) 1)

98,402

97,707

+695

+0.7

Volume produced (million train-path km) 2)

767.3

781.3

–14.0

–1.8

Trains per day 3)

23,466

24,068

–602

–2.5

BUS

    

Passengers (million)

2,271

2,087

+184

+8.8

Passengers per day (million)

6.2

5.7

+0.5

+8.8

Volume sold 3) (million pkm) 1)

6,462

6,942

–480

–6.9

Volume produced (milion bus km) 4)

1,554

1,602

–48

–3.0

RAIL FREIGHT TRANSPORT

    

Freight carried (million t)

232.0

255.5

–23.5

–9.2

Volume sold (million tkm5)

85,005

88,237

–3,232

–3.7

Volume produced (train-path km) 2)

162.5

165.8

–3.3

–2.0

Trains per day

2,732

2,873

–141

–4.9

Mean transport distance

366.4

345.4

+21.0

+6.1

Capacity utilization (t per train)

523.2

532.3

–9.1

–1.7

FREIGHT FORWARDING AND LOGISTICS

    

Shipments in land transport (thousand)

107,132

106,468

+664

+0.6

Air freight volume (export) (thousand t)

1,186

1,304

–118

–9.0

Ocean freight volume (export) (thousand TEU)

2,294

2,203

+91

+4.1

Warehouse space contract logistics (million m2)

8.4

8.3

+0.1

+1.2

INFRASTRUCTURE

    

Train kilometers on track infrastructure (million train-path km) 2)

1,090

1,086

+4

+0.4

     thereof non-Group railways

368.3

349.3

+19.0

+5.4

Station stops (million)

156.4

154.1

+2.3

+1.5

     thereof non-Group railways

40.2

37.0

+3.2

+8.6

1) Passenger kilometers: product of number of passengers and mean travel distance.
2) Train-path kilometers: driving performance in km of trains on rail.
3)  Excluding DB Arriva.
4) Bus kilometers: driving performance in km of buses on road. 
5) Ton kilometers: product of freight carried and mean transport distance.

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