Operational service relationships

Significant operational business relationships
(Integrated rail system)

The most extensive operational service relationships result from the use of the track infrastructure and the procurement of energy. As for non-Group customers, fees for the use of infrastructure are based on the published pricing systems (train-path pricing system, facility pricing system and station pricing system). The procurement of energy includes the purchase of traction energy (diesel fuel and traction current) as well as electricity for stationary facilities (such as switch heaters and train preheating systems).

The main intra-Group service relationships in the area of infrastructure utilization are shown in the following table:

Intra-Group service relationships from infrastructure utilization in 2022 / € million

DB Long-Distance

DB Regional

DB Cargo


Train-path utilization





Use of local infrastructure





Station use



Energy charges





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