2018 Integrated Report – On track towards a better Railway


Anticipated capital expenditures

Anticipated development (€ billion)




Gross capital expenditures



Net capital expenditures



We will continue our quality and capital expenditure initiative for the integrated rail system in Germany with large capital expenditures. We thus intend to improve our quality and customer satisfaction, drive forward digitalization (including IT security improvements) and increase our performance capability.

In the 2019 financial year, capital expenditures are again expected to be above the level of the year under review. Increased vehicle capital expenditures at DB Long-Distance (ICE 4 and IC 2) and higher capital expenditures for track infrastructure make an impact in this respect. In addition, the first application of IFRS 16 has a noticeable effect.

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