2018 Integrated Report – On track towards a better Railway

Targets and strategy

DB International Operations

DB International Operations GmbH (DB International Operations) acquires, starts up and is responsible for rail operations and maintenance projects outside Europe. In the year under review, the focus of market development was on the core markets of North America, Asia and the Near and Middle East.

  • The California High-Speed consulting project, in which DB International Operations will also set up operations as an Early Train Operator for the first phase, has got off to a successful start.
  • In the Etihad Rail DB Operations joint operation, DB International Operations acquired a 49% stake from DB Cargo UK within the Group as of January 1, 2018. Etihad Rail DB Operations is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the national rail network in the United Arab Emirates. In the year under review, the contracts were extended, securing the collaboration for a further eight years.