Preparation of the 2020/2021 schedule 3 Network capacity managementNetwork capacity management To the Strong Rail strategy
About 78,000 train-path requests have been received for the schedule for 2021. As in the previous year, about 3,000 registration conflicts arose, resulting from multiple TOCs ordering the same time slot on the same infrastructure. These conflicts were resolved by mutual agreement through coordination. The fact that competition on the rails is continuing to increase is demonstrated above all by the train-path applications from non-Group TOCs. Their share of long-distance rail passenger transport increased by 11 %. Regional rail passenger transport saw similar development, with applications from non-Group TOCs rising by 5 %. Ordering behavior in rail freight transport remained stable. The schedule process follows clear rules and is monitored by the BNetzA.