A positive development is forecast for train-path demand in 2021. In addition to catch-up effects after the Covid-19 pandemic, the increase in regionalization funds in regional rail passenger transport and the expansion of available offers in long-distance rail passenger transport following the long-distance transport campaign will lead to an increase in sales. In rail freight transport, volume growth is expected due to the macroeconomic environment, which will nevertheless be dampened by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The number of station stops will restabilize in 2021 and continue the positive trend of the years before 2020. The share of station stops of non-Group railways will continue to increase.
However, leasing income in stations will decline in 2021 due to the effects of Covid-19 and will be well below the level of 2020.