Deutsche Bahn at a glance
Deutsche Bahn AG was founded in 1994. Today, it is one of the world’s leading passenger and logistics companies and operates in 130 countries.
Every day about 300,000 employees are committed to providing mobility and logistical services for customers around the world, as well as controlling and operating the related transport networks in the rail, land, ocean, and air freight transport sectors. In the 2012 financial year, DB AG posted revenues of about 39.3 billion euros, as well as operating profits (EBIT) of 2.7 billion euros before special items.
|Group head office:||Deutsche Bahn AG
Potsdamer Platz 2
|Group structure / core business:||• Passenger Transport Board Division
• Transport & Logistics Board Division
• Infrastructure and Services Board Division
|Train passengers:||2.035 billion annually|
|Bus passengers:||725.4 million annually|
|Local and long-distance trains:||25,295 per day|
|Freight trains:||5,034 per day|
|Freight carried:||398.7 million tons annually|
|Ocean freight volume (in TEU):||1.905 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) annually|
|Air freight volume:||1.095 million tons annually|
|Length of line operated:||33,500 km|
|Number of passenger stations:||5,645|
|Revenues:||39.296 billion euros|
|Employees (full-time personnel):||299,347|
|Locations:||2,000 in 130 countries|
The company’s railway activities in Germany – with about five million passengers and 857,000 tons of freight transported every day – is its core business. Moreover, every day DB transports more than two million customers by bus. And every day DB AG operates over 31,000 train trips on its modern 34,000 kilometer long track network, which is also open to the competition. The main focal points of DB strategy, in addition to increasing its international activities, are linking together all modes of transport and building overlapping and comprehensive intermodal travel and logistics chains. This is how the company is meeting the changing challenges posed by the market, which is demanding increasingly efficient and environmentally friendly services from a single source. Deutsche Bahn AG is already providing answers to the determining trends of globalization, climate change, and scarcity of resources, as well as deregulation.
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