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Deutsche Bahn tightens sleeper inspections

Recent sleeper inspections in Germany have led to new, stricter procedures at Deutsche Bahn (DB) for the following inspections.
DB Cargo


DB Cargo doubles coal shipments to power plants

DB Cargo doubled its coal transport volumes over the winter months to support the reactivation of coal-fired power stations which were brought out of reserve to ensure stable electricity supplies after gas deliveries from Russia were halted because of the war in Ukraine.


The European Union has agreed on financial support for operators using electric traction

The European Commission has validated a €1. 1 billion bailout the German government intends to provide to electric rail operators to reduce their costs from rising electricity prices.
DB coal


DB Cargo transports around 30,000 tons of coal daily through Germany

The increase in the transportation of energy resources by rail is a consequence of the war in Ukraine. Instead of gas, the focus is again on coal or oil.


DB Rail Network Performance and Capacity Improvement Plan

A preliminary program plan of 40 short, medium and long term infrastructure projects to improve the productivity and capacity of the railway network was prepared by Deutsche Bahn as a basis for discussion with the government.


DB reaches HVO biofuel target two years ahead of schedule

With 17 million liters of biofuel, HVO Deutsche Bahn is using twice as much biofuel in its diesel locomotives at the beginning of 2023 than originally estimated.


Deutsche Bahn is pushing the switch to biofuels

DB is rapidly converting its diesel fleet to biofuels derived from hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO). In 2023, DB intends to use 17 million liters of such fuel - twice as much as previously planned.


The German Ministry of Transport fails to recover safety costs

The German Federal Audit Office found that the Federal Ministry for Digitalization and Transport (BMDV) has failed to charge fees to recover the costs of services it provides or funds for the German railway industry.


Expanded ICE service center opens in Berlin

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has officially opened a modernized ICE long-distance train maintenance center in Berlin-Rummelsburg. After an investment of 200 million euros, the maintenance capacity has been increased by 30 percent.
DB Schenker


German railways prepare to sell DB Schenker

The Supervisory Board of German Railways (DB) instructed the holding's board to prepare for the sale of up to 100% of the shares of its subsidiary, DB Schenker, which provides transport and logistics services worldwide.


Federal government and DB sign agreement on Germany’s digital rail system

The Federal Ministry for Digital Technology and Transport (BMDV) and Deutsche Bahn (DB) will allocate an additional 1 billion euros to modernize and digitalize German railways.


DB partners with NVIDIA to create a digital twin of railroads

Since 2019, Deutsche Bahn, as part of the Digitale Schiene Deutschland (DSD) initiative, has been implementing the Sensors4Rail project, which provides for the creation of an obstacle recognition system for unmanned trains.