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Company information

Deutsche Bahn is a leading mobility and logistics company with outstanding competences in operation and development of traffic networks.

We permanently promote mobility and logistics locally, nationally and internationally, as integrated group with railservice as our core business.

Our core competences are:

  • Efficient and reliable operation of traffic networks
  • End-to-End offers of mobility and logistics services
  • Long lasting cooperative partnership with public authorities
  • Intelligent connection of traffic networks

The target is to reach our vision of being the world leading mobility and the logistics company with our core competences and service offers in public transports (mobility for people – national and international), infrastructure (efficient and sustainable rail infrastructure in Germany) and transport and logistics (intelligent logistics services for land, sea and air). Sustainability, economic efficiency, customer orientation and progressiveness are the core elements of our strategy. Deutsche Bahn offers answers to globalization trends, climate change, scarcity of resources and deregulation today.

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Headquarters location Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
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Infrastructure & Energy

The station pricing system: transparent, clear and stable

The classification of all approx. 5,400 stations into seven categories is the basis for the "SPS 11" pricing system. Each station is allocated to a category according to standard national criteria.

DB Mobility - Pricing SystemsThe current pricing system for using the passenger stations of DB Station&Service AG contains a price catalogue with seven competent entity-specific category prices. Using a category price model makes it possible to avoid price fluctuations and price peaks, thus continuing to warrant a high level of planning certainty for our customers. Each station is allocated to a category according to standard national features; as a rule, top category stations (category 1 and 2) are primarily major junction stations, while the lower categories (categories 5, 6) are usually stations with lesser traffic significance or infrastructure or, in the case of category 7, they are simply stopping points. Further explanations about the station categories are available on the internet at www.deutschebahn.com/bahnhofskategorien.

Stations are allocated to categories on the basis of the segments infrastructure, traffic significance and features, each with two defined elements, using a mathematical model. The resulting values of all elements are added together to give the basic categorisation number for a station. Defined limit values then result in the final allocation of a station to one of the seven categories.

Altogether, category allocation of the stations is based on standard, objective and transparent standards, without any different evaluation for service type of train category.

The second step in the station pricing system, which is the actual pricing step, is characterised above all by the regional reference to an SDPT competent entity, giving it higher market affinity (Chart 8). In future there will be 196 station prices (7 categories x 28 competent entities) (Chart 9). This means that the prices are more highly differentiated than in the previous pricing system, "SPS 05", which had prices for six categories according to the Federal Lands (6 categories x 16 Federal Lands = 96 station prices).

Each of the 196 competent entity- and category-specific prices is based on a pure cost relation plus a standard percentage profit contribution (principle of standard cost coverage). This has taken account of the stipulations made by the supervisory authority with regard to pricing. The deviating cost situation or differences in capacity usage can result in price differences among stations in the same category between the areas of the competent entities. This is why the prices are not always graduated in steps up to the higher station categories.

In addition, the train length factor has been re-devised to take appropriate account of the infrastructure requirements for longer trains. Furthermore, the train length factor means that the breakdown of station price distribution between short- and long-distance transport is practically unchanged compared to "SPS 05", minimising monetary distortions between the modes of transport as far as possible.

The current price list and the General Terms and Conditions can be found at the end of this page.

Prerequisite for usage is a valid Station Usage Agreement in which DB Station&Service AG grants the railway undertaking a right to use the infrastructure of the stations.

Details for submitting applications for station use and for concluding Station Usage Agreements are contained in the General Terms and Conditions. Please note that applications for non-regular services should be received in writing regularly DB Station&Service AG 18 working days before the intended day of service. The application form for station usage in non-regular services can be found using the selection menu on the right at the top of this page.

DB Energie can enhance your competitiveness:

Delivering traction power directly to consumers, supplying fuel to vehicles and providing 50-Hz power for socket outlets.

DB Mobility - EnergyFor Deutsche Bahn, we manage one of the largest multipleenergy portfolios in Germany. We also possess a unique infrastructure for delivering electric and traction power, and for supplying petroleum-based fuels and lubricants to train operating companies.

DB Energie is responsible for the management of 16.7 Hz traction current and direct current supply and thus provides the day-to-day basis for electric railway operations in Germany. The company supplies energy to trains run by all railway undertakings which use 16.7 Hz traction current or direct current on the approx. 18,800 km electrified lines of Deutsche Bahn. This enables more than 25,000 trains to run every day.

DB Energie is a reliable, round-the-clock provider of diesel fuels for railway vehicles and, at an increasing number of sites, for buses and road freight trucks. In addition to Deutsche Bahn AG, about 200 other trainoperating and rail infrastructure companies make use of our services, as do numerous industrial and commercial customers from the road-traffic sector.

In its 5400 railway stations located nationwide, Deutsche Bahn AG maintains around 1.5 million square metres of space that is used for commercial and business purposes. About 850,000 square metres of this area is leased to commercial companies. The rest is used by the DB Group itself for travel information centres, passenger lounges or administrative offices. We also supply power to the areas surrounding the stations and other railway facilities.

Customers outside our supply networks can also profit from the specialist know-how at DB Energie. Our experts will develop energy procurement strategies tailored to the market conditions and will support customers in the implementation phase.

The DB Netz AG is part of the business unit DB infrastructure networks

DB Netz AG is the railway infrastructure manager of Deutsche Bahn AG. For more information, you can use the DB Netz AG internet site www.dbnetze.com/track .

DB Mobility - Infrastructure ManagerDB Netz AG is the railway infrastructure manager of Deutsche Bahn AG. With around 35,000 employees, it is responsible for the approximately 34,000 kilometre long rail network, including all operationally necessary installations. In 2009, an average of around 2.74m train-path kilometres per day were run over the infrastructure of DB Netz AG; that equates to an average of 32,000 trains per day. Thus DB Netz AG was able to generate revenues in the 2009 business year of EUR 4,1m. This makes DB Netz AG the no. 1 European railway infrastructure provider.

The main task is to make available to the around 350 RUs a high–quality, high-availability and non-discriminatory infrastructure and to manage the operation of said infrastructure. This includes the compilation of timetables in close cooperation with our customers and the repair and maintenance of the rail network. In addition, investment in the existing network, in modern command and control technology and in plans for building new lines and upgrading old ones ensures the further development of the rail infrastructure.

The product portfolio of DB Netz AG consists of train paths for passenger and freight transport and of service installations which are necessary for the preparation, post-processing and operation of train movements. The offer is complemented by customer-oriented supplementary and ancillary services.

For more information about the products and services of DB Netz AG, please use our website: www.dbnetze.com/track !

On the website of DB Netz AG can also be found information about the Wuppertal Signal Reconditioning Works and the Witten Switch works and Schwandorf Sleeper Plant. In addition, there is presented the DB Fahrwegdienste GmbH, a affiliated companies of DB Netz AG.

DB's Supplier Portal

The Supplier Portal provides you with information to help you as potential or already active supplier of the DB Group. It tells you about our priority requirements, process workflows and supplier management, also indicating current award procedures and providing further useful information

Central Procurement: purchasing volume of 14 billion

We are the contact and business partner acting as the operative, strategic Group function for suppliers to the DB Group. With a workforce of around 1,000 employees, we are currently responsible for EUR 14 billion of DB's total purchasing volume.

Selection, support and development of DB's suppliers.

Our supplier management makes procurement a strategic competition factor. Together with reliable partners, we implement a standardised regulating process to safeguard our high quality standards. This is how we optimise our supplier pool.

DB Systel

Solution-oriented business partner for the complete ICT range

With about 3,100 employees the DB Systel GmbH based in Frankfurt am Main is one of Germany’s leading ICT solution providers.

DB Systel GmbH with its head offices in Frankfurt am Main and 3,100 employees is one of the leading providers of ICT services in Germany. A subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, DB Systel covers the entire life cycle of IT and CT solutions from specialist analysis to strategic planning and development right through to operation and optimization. The company’s revenues in 2012 were approximately EUR 785 million.

As a service provider, DB Systel offers its customers around 500 highly available productive IT applications. In addition to standard software widely available on the market, this includes a number of applications developed in-house. This has allowed the company to develop interactive timetable compilation, passenger transport sales and passenger information systems, for example. Furthermore, DB Systel administers and operates for a Group-wide office communications system for more than 85,000 users at the Deutsche Bahn Group along with providing the requisite software. Additionally we are responsible for the telecommunication infrastructure of the Deutsche Bahn with currently 93,000 VoIP connections.

The IT and CT infrastructure at DB Systel is state-of-the-art and thus comprised of two data centers with around 3,300 servers of varying size and type. Furthermore, DB Systel operates a data network of around 340,000 IP ports based on a wide array of technologies ranging from DSL to broadband fibre optics.

As a solution-oriented partner, DB Systel assumes end-to-end responsibility for technical support for its customers’ business processes based on defined Service Level Agreements (SLA). Outside its core business, the Deutsche Bahn Group, DB Systel is already in demand for among others, data center services and operational management of IT applications.

DB Systemtechnik


Tests, examinations and trials make a substantial contribution to the safe, reliable and profitable deployment of technical operations equipment in railway operations.

In order to be able to put these complex tasks into practice in Europe in an economic and target-oriented manner, a planning and controlling homologation management system, which is based on all our experience, precedes the tests, reports and TSI certifications in question. All these activities, as well as the national and international activities of the test centre and organisation of technical experts and the inspection centre, will be carried out independently, impartially and in confidence in accordance with the basic principles of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17 020 or 17 025. The test centre and organisation of technical experts are an associated partner of Eisenbahn Cert (EBC), the notified body for interoperability.

Technical expertise for the worldwide market of railway

DB Systemtechnik is a high-performing, customer-driven service provider that, as well as authoritatively serving the DB Group by dint of its specialist knowledge, is also increasingly active on the global railway market.

DB Systemtechnik, the engineering center for DB AG, is Europe’s biggest centre of excellence on railway technology.

780 highly qualified employees in 6 technical departments and 18 accredited testing laboratories are available for all issues of rail technology.

DB Systemtechnik guarantees its customers independence,neutrality and confidentiality in respect of work. Their Management System has been certified by DIN EN ISO 9001 and accredited by DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.

Engineering and Construction

This business unit embraces all DB Systemtechnik activities performed for our customers in the context of procuring and looking after rolling stock and related spares.

We provide skilled, neutral and recognised services taking account of system interfaces to the infrastructure by factoring in infrastructure know-how. Taking commercial operating requirements as our point of departure, we draft and publish performance specifications and in this way support procurement projects at both module and sector level.

Design engineering services embrace everything from input for design modifications on rolling stock to major redesign measures and applicable input for the repair of rolling stock. The support provided for operational maintenance in the area of using IT in technology, maintenance and diagnostic technology and their applications rounds out the portfolio.

We operate on engineering services for the origination, set-up and optimisation of all elements of the maintenance system in the field of railway technology also for their infrastructure; origination, implementary assistance and introduction of automated procedures for condition monitoring and corrective maintenance.


Rolling Stock

such as main-line locomotives and shunting engines, maintenance wagons, living vans and workshop wagons.

We regularly sell all types of used DB rolling stock that is no longer needed, mostly by quote request. Please contact us if you are interested in buying our rolling stock. To do so, please get in touch with the responsible contact person.

Track Maintenance and Catenary Vehicles

such as Klv, Kla, Skl, TVT, ORT, GAF, FMW and MZA.

We regularly sell all types of used DB track maintenance and catenary vehicles that are no longer needed, mostly by quote request. Please contact us if you are interested in buying these kinds of vehicles. To do so, please get in touch with the responsible contact person.

Track Laying Machines and Railway Cranes

such as GSM, USM, SSP, MFS and EDK.

We regularly sell all types of used DB track laying machines and railway cranes that are no longer needed, mostly by quote request. Please contact us if you are interested in buying these kinds of machines. To do so, please get in touch with the responsible contact person.

Construction Vehicles and Cranes

such as wheeled excavators, track excavators, crawlers, road-rail vehicles and gantry cranes.

We regularly sell all types of used DB construction vehicles and cranes that are no longer needed, mostly by quote request. Please contact us if you are interested in buying these kinds of vehicles. To do so, please get in touch with the responsible contact person.

Machine Tools, Devices and Workshop Equipment

such as metalworking machines, woodworking machines, machines for processing plastics, material handling equipment, lifting jack systems and workshop cranes.

Several times a year we offer used DB machine tools, devices and workshop equipment that are no longer needed for sale at the site of use, mostly by quote request. Please contact us if you are interested in buying these kinds of tools and equipment. To do so, please get in touch with the responsible contact person.


such as emergency power and diesel generators, tank containers, containers, natural stone paving, seats from passenger cars and much more.

In this category we offer several times a year various used DB materials and fixed assets that are no longer needed for sale at the site of use, mostly by quote request. Please contact us if you are interested in buying these kinds of materials. To do so, please get in touch with the responsible contact person.

Spare Parts

for all types of DB rolling stock.

Due to the modernisation and streamlining of DB rolling stock, spare parts are sold at preferential prices several times a year. Most of them are offered for sale by quote request and can be purchased individually. The spare parts available for purchase are either new or have been refurbished. Please contact us if you are interested in buying spare parts. To do so, please get in touch with the responsible contact person.

Recycling Materials

Ferrous and non-ferrous metals, for example used rails and points.

Deutsche Bahn maintains an extensive rail network and a large number of rail vehicles. You are welcome to contact us if you are interested in buying permanent way scrap, vehicle parts, non-ferrous scrap, transformers, etc. that has been recovered as part of the maintenance of tracks, facilities and rolling stock.


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