Questions and answers

Here you will find information on frequently asked questions.

The organisational structure of DB Group basically consists of eight busniess units (DB Long-Distance, DB Regional, DB Cargo, DB Netze Track, DB Netze Stations, DB Netze Energy, DB Arriva and DB Schenker) are operated by the wholly owned subsidiary Deutsche Bahn AG (DB AG). 

You will find extensive information about our strategy here.

The DB Group successfully provides national and international services in all segments of the transport market (passenger, transport and logistics and infrastructure), where it holds leading market positions.

In Europe we are

  • No. 2 in long-distance rail passenger transport 
  • No. 1 in regional rail passenger transport 
  • No. 3 in public local passenger transport (bus, tram and metro)
  • No. 1 rail freight transport
  • No. 1 land transport
  • No. 1 in rail infrastructure

Worldwide we are

  • No. 3 air freight
  • No. 3 ocean freight
  • No. 5 in global contrat logistics

You will find an organizational chart under Group profile on this homepage. A list of stakes can be found here.

DB AG is wholly owned by the Federal Republic of Germany.

You will find the current ratings and related information here.

Since the 2004 financial year the financial statements of Deutsche Bahn Group (DB Group) have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as used in the European Union and augmented by the customary regulations contained in § 315a art. 1 of the German Commercial Code (HGB).

DB Group generated adjusted revenues of € 44.0 billion in 2018 financial year and adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of € 2.1 billion.

You will find additional information in our current Integrated Report under income situation.

Of the € 44.0 billion in Group revenues for 2018, 57 % (€ 24,9 bn) was generated in Germany. The remainder breaks down as follows: the Region Europe (excluding Germany) 31 % (€ 13,6 bn), the region Asia/Pacific 7 % (€ 3,0 bn) and the region North America 4 % (€ 1,9 bn); the region rest of the world 1% (€ 0,6 bn).

By December, 31th 2018 DB Group had 318,528 (full-time) employees (331,568 natural persons). Of these 61.7 % were employed in Germany, and 38.3 % abroad.

You will find selected key figures for DB Group here.

All relevant dates and events are published in our financial calender.

You will find a list of the members under Management Board here.

The annual financial statements of DB Group are audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft.