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 276,000 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 2011 financial year, DB AG posted revenues of about 37.9 billion euros, as well as operating profits (EBIT) of 2.3 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:||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|
|Number of passenger stations:||5,700|
|Revenues:||37.9 billion euros|
|Employees (full-time personnel):||284.319|
|Locations:||2,000 in 130 countries|
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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