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Deutsche Bahn in Germany - statistics & facts

Deutsche Bahn is Germany's main railway company, owned by the German government. It started operating in 1994, as a result of combining the previous two government railway companies existing before Germany's reunification in 1990 - Deutsche Bundesbahn (in Western Germany) and Deutsche Reichsbahn. Deutsche Bahn trains follow both national and international routes, with the company being the largest railway enterprise in Central Europe. Revenue grew in recent years, before taking a dip in 2020 during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, amounting to 39.9 billion euros. The most profitable business field proved to be DB Schenker, dealing with logistics and supply chain management. Deutsche Bahn is also a major employer in Germany and around the world, with almost 322.8 thousand employees recorded most recently.

While Deutsche Bahn is well established in Germany and offers a variety of routes for passengers, travel frequency varied, with almost 35 million Germans stating they never opted for a trip. The company regularly faces criticism from travelers regarding punctuality. As of February 2021, 98.3 percent of Deutsche Bahn trains had a maximum delay of almost 16 minutes. Passenger numbers decreased to 1.5 billion in 2020, compared to 2.6 billion in 2019. The number of ICE train passengers, meanwhile, plummeted in 2020. The ICE (Intercity Express) is the currently fastest type of train owned by the Deutsche Bahn.

Deutsche Bahn covers not only passenger transport, but also railway freight. The number of passenger locomotives owned by the company has been decreasing, from 1,490 in 2013 to 1,201 six years later. On a European scale, Deutsche Bahn still needs to catch up to other countries, such as Austria or Switzerland, in terms of railway investment volume per citizen. As of 2019, gross capital investment amounted to 8.2 billion euros.

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Deutsche Bahn in Germany - statistics & facts

Deutsche Bahn is Germany's main railway company, owned by the German government. It started operating in 1994, as a result of combining the previous two government railway companies existing before Germany's reunification in 1990 - Deutsche Bundesbahn (in Western Germany) and Deutsche Reichsbahn. Deutsche Bahn trains follow both national and international routes, with the company being the largest railway enterprise in Central Europe. Revenue grew in recent years, before taking a dip in 2020 during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, amounting to 39.9 billion euros. The most profitable business field proved to be DB Schenker, dealing with logistics and supply chain management. Deutsche Bahn is also a major employer in Germany and around the world, with almost 322.8 thousand employees recorded most recently.

While Deutsche Bahn is well established in Germany and offers a variety of routes for passengers, travel frequency varied, with almost 35 million Germans stating they never opted for a trip. The company regularly faces criticism from travelers regarding punctuality. As of February 2021, 98.3 percent of Deutsche Bahn trains had a maximum delay of almost 16 minutes. Passenger numbers decreased to 1.5 billion in 2020, compared to 2.6 billion in 2019. The number of ICE train passengers, meanwhile, plummeted in 2020. The ICE (Intercity Express) is the currently fastest type of train owned by the Deutsche Bahn.

Deutsche Bahn covers not only passenger transport, but also railway freight. The number of passenger locomotives owned by the company has been decreasing, from 1,490 in 2013 to 1,201 six years later. On a European scale, Deutsche Bahn still needs to catch up to other countries, such as Austria or Switzerland, in terms of railway investment volume per citizen. As of 2019, gross capital investment amounted to 8.2 billion euros.

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