Overall, we expect train-path demand to improve as a whole in 2019:
- In regional rail transport, we expect positive sales development thanks to increased regionalization funds.
- In long-distance rail transport, there may be increased volumes as a result of extended services.
- In rail freight transport, we expect to see significant volume growth as a result of the introduction of train-path price support in rail freight transport.
Also in view of the continuing high levels of construction activity, we anticipate a slightly increasing growth in the development of station stops. Here, the proportion of non-Group railways at the station stops should continue to increase.
Retail revenue (excluding motor vehicles and gas stations) is expected to continue its positive trend uninterrupted in 2019. Leasing income in stations should be slightly above that of the previous year.