DB Group’s business units
DB BAHN LONG-DISTANCE
The DB Bahn Long-Distance business unit provides national and cross-border long-distance rail transport services. We connect 150 German cities to major European cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and Zurich via our long-distance rail services. Daily scheduled rail service is the core business of long-distance transport. We want to convince customers of our offers and expand our market share by keeping our promise of providing quick and comfortable connections directly into cities at attractive prices. In addition to our services in Germany we are gradually expanding our international range of offers.
DB BAHN REGIONAL
As of January 1, 2011, all of our regional bus and rail transport activities in Germany, as well as cross-border regional transport services to and from Germany, were bundled together in the DB Bahn Regional business unit. Our rail transport offers connections to major metropolitan areas as well as rural destinations via our extensive regional transport network. We are active with 22 different companies in the bus transport segment, making us the biggest provider in Germany.
As of January 1, 2011 we bundled together all of our regional transport activities outside of Germany (with the exception of cross-border routes to and from Germany) in the new DB Arriva business unit. The business unit comprises bus and/or rail transports in eleven European countries: Denmark, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Slovakia, Spain, the Czech Republic and Hungary. These activities will be expanded into the 12th country in the 2011 financial year when DB Arriva inaugurates bus services in Malta.
DB SCHENKER LOGISTICS
DB Schenker Logistics supports industrial and trade customers in the global exchange of goods: in land transport, worl dwide air and ocean freight services, as well as in the areas of contract logistics and supply chain management. Our presence in approximately 2,000 locations in over 130 countries enables us to assert ourselves in markets known for having rapid rates of growth and tough competition.
As a land transport specialist in Europe, we link to gether key European business regions via our dense network of regularly scheduled transports. We are equally specialized in providing global solutions in the areas of air and ocean freight as well as providing the related logistical services. Our logistics centers make it possible to connect all modes of transport there by offering customers a wide selection of value-added services.
DB SCHENKER RAIL
DB Schenker Rail is the leading freight railway in Europe and is represented in 12 European countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Switzerland and Spain. We offer block train, single wagon, and combined transport services, as well as special know-how in the iron, coal and steel (Montan) area, chemicals, pet ro leum-based products, agricultural pro ducts, forestry, consumer goods freight, building materials and waste disposal areas.
The availability of reliable services is a central prerequisite for smoothly operating mobility and logistical services and thus for the competitiveness of rail transport. DB Group companies are the main customers of the primarily transport-related infrastructure management and infrastructure-linked services.
DB NETZE TRACK
The DB Netze Track business unit is the service provider for all train operating companies (TOC) in Germany that use our nearly 33,600-km-long rail network. Due to its location, our rail network, which is the longest in Europe, is quite important for the transport business in Europe. We ensure the safe operation of our rail infrastructure, the marketing of customer-oriented track usage offers, as well as the preparation of conflict-free schedules.
DB NETZE STATIONS
Our approximately 5,700 passenger stations not only serve as gateways to the rail system, they also act as hubs connecting the various modes of transport in addition to their roles as marketplaces and calling cards for cities and regions. The activities of DB Netze Stations business unit encompass the operation of the passenger stations as traffic stations as well as the development and marketing of train station space.
DB NETZE ENERGY
The DB Netze Energy business unit bundles together the responsibility to provide TOCs with power derived from a range of energy sources with the technical know-how needed to perform this task. We operate a high-performance energy infrastructure system to provide power and diesel fuel to mobile and stationary consumers. In addition to planning, maintenance, marketing and operation of technically complex energy networks, our range of services also includes the sustainable generation and procurement of traction and stationary energy, which is also provided to customers from the industrial, trade and services sectors.
Last modified: 27.06.2011