Customer and quality

Shift in the mode of transport to rail

Our Strong Rail addresses how rail specifically contributes to achieving the German Federal Government’s key transport and climate policy targets. The policy target of shifting the mode of transport from road to rail therefore involves the entire rail sector.

This is evident in how the volume sold and produced has developed, not only of DB Group’s TOCs but also of non-­­Group TOCs, hence for the entire sector:

Performance figures for rail in Germany (sector)

2019

2018

2017

 

Passengers long-distance transport (million)

152

149

142

     DB Group railways

151

148

142

     Non-Group railways 1)

2

1

1

Passengers, local transport (million)

2,486

2,472

2,459

     DB Group railways

1,972

1,940

1,933

     Non-Group railways 1)

514

532

525

Volume sold rail freight transport (million tkm)

132,269

136,080

136,483

     DB Group railways

60,702

64,169

67,566

     Non-Group railways 1)

71,568

71,911

68,917

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

1,090

1,085

1,073

     DB Group railways

722

736

742

     Non-Group railways 1)

368

349

331

Individual figures are rounded and some are estimated, so they may not add up.
1) 2019 data is based on own estimates.

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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