Germany needs a strong rail system
We have a key ambition: to bring more traffic to the rails. Our Strong Rail strategy is laying the groundwork for this.
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A strong rail system for theclimate
A strong rail system for the climate means: The shift in the mode of transport can achieve a reduction in total CO₂ emissions of up to 10.5 million tons per year, which corresponds to the annual carbon footprint of one million people.
Shift in the mode of transport
Europe wants to achieve a lot for the climate. Greenhouse gas emissions are expected to decline by 40% by 2030 (compared to 1990) – and even by 55% in Germany. The path to a clean future lies in a strong rail system. Only with a shift in the mode of transport towards the rails, and with the Green Transformation of DB Group can the climate targets of the Federal Government and the two-degree climate target be reached.
A strong rail system forpeople
A strong rail system for people means: doubling the number of passengers using long-distance transport and significantly more passengers using local transport. This therefore means five million fewer car journeys and about 14,000 fewer plane journeys in Germany each day.
Only a strong rail system can continue to ensure sustainable urban and rural mobility in the future. The integration of new mobility services, such as sharing, pooling and on-demand transport, is also contributing to this.
A strong rail system for theeconomy
A strong rail system for the economy means: increase in the market share of rail freight transport in Germany to 25 %. This corresponds to about 13 million fewer truck journeys per year on German roads.
Sustainable freight transport
A strong economy needs a strong rail system. The demand for the transport of goods will increase by more than 20% over the next ten years. As a safe and environmentally friendly mode of transport, rail has the potential to expand its transport share and to relieve pressure on the roads.
A strong rail system forEuropa
A strong rail system for Europe means: working together to realize a European network through the realization of a strong rail system.
A Europe without borders
As the geographical and economic heart of Europe, Germany has a special responsibility for the future of the continent. Jobs, economic growth, social prosperity: much depends on the fact that Europe’s transport routes remain future-proof. In this case, rail is not only an important instrument for cultural cooperation between individual countries, but also a crucial factor in jointly achieving the set targets.
Together we are making
a strong rail system possible
I am promoting the Strong Rail strategy by making sure my colleagues understand and are comfortable with the changes and improvements, and by supporting them.Philipp NeugebauerTrain manager
I am promoting the Strong Rail strategy by making our fleets fit for the future.Dr. Michael TrumpfhellerHead of Fleet Management and Provision DB Regional
I am promoting the Strong Rail strategy by motivating my employees day by day to give their best performance for the Group and our guests.Andreas ThienstTeam Leader Multiple Unit Driver S-Bahn (Metro) Hanover
I am promoting the Strong Rail strategy by designing my work using operational excellence.Jürgen BaumbergerInstructor of Operational Excellence
I am promoting the Strong Rail strategy by harmonizing the necessary regulations for the safe conduct of train transport and civil engineering.Dana HempelProcessor Operating and Building Guidelines
Making the Strong Rail strategy a reality is our driving force.Dr. Richard LutzCEO and Chairman of the Management Board
I am promoting the Strong Rail strategy by recognizing problems and solving them before customers even notice.Sebastian SchlüterIT specialist
I am promoting the Strong Rail strategy by fighting on the front line for safety, punctuality and profitability.Tobias HirschTrain Driver
I am promoting the Strong Rail strategy by ensuring that our freight trains reach the customer on time every day.Katrin GrunewaldLogistics Expert in Customer Service
I am promoting the Strong Rail strategy by turning ‘I’ into ‘we,’ so that we can move into the future together, stronger. Because WE are one railway.Christopher RöttersDetailed Route Planner
Together, we are making the Strong Rail strategy reality by making sure our colleagues have a strong appearance as hosts of the future, in their new corporate clothing.Manuela WriedtService Trainer