Train-path demand is forecast to develop positively in 2022. In addition to further easing after the Covid-19 pandemic, the expansion of supply as part of the long-distance transport initiative is leading to an increase in demand. The increase in demand for local transport is primarily attributable to the lower basis in 2021 as a result of unanticipated events (floods, strikes). Volume growth is expected in rail freight transport due to the macroeconomic environment.
The number of station stops will further stabilize in 2022 and continue the positive trend of the years before 2020. The share of station stops of non-Group railways will continue to increase.
Rental income in stations should stabilize slowly over the course of 2022 as a result of a moderate recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, and should be slightly above 2021 levels.