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 290,000 employees are committed to providing mobility and logistics 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 2010 financial year, DB AG posted revenues of about 34.4 billion euros, as well as operating profits (EBIT) of 1.9 billion euros before special items.

General Facts and Figures*

Group head office: Deutsche Bahn AG
Potsdamer Platz 2
D-10785 Berlin
Group structure / core business: - Passenger Transport Board Division
- Transport & Logistics Board Division
- Infrastructure and Services Board Division
Train passengers: - 1.98 billion annually
Bus passengers: 756 million annually
Local and long-distance trains: 26,713 per day
Freight trains: 5,122 per day
Freight carried: 415,4 million tons annually
Ocean freight volume (in TEU): 1.763 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) annually
Air freight volume: 1.149 million tons annually
Length of line operated: 33,723 km
Switches/crossings: 66,875
Bridges: 27,315
Tunnels: 798
Number of passenger stations: 5,700
Revenues: 37.9 billion euros
Employees (full-time personnel): 284.319
Locations: 2,000 in 130 countries
* 2010

The company’s railway activities in Germany – with about seven million passengers and 1,138,000 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 26,000 train trips on its modern 33,000 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, scarcity of resources, as well as deregulation.

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Deutsche Bahn AG Interim Report January - June 2013

Interim Report (PDF, 39KB)