The Rail Market in Germany 2014

This topical report provides a concise overview of Germany’s railway market. The country’s network is the largest in Europe, and is characterised by a highly competitive market for the provision of both passenger and freight services.
 
The report outlines the structure of the country’s main line and regional rail transport market, summarises the political and regulatory environment in which the network functions, outlines traffic development and lists major planned rail infrastructure projects.
 
Principal train operators active in Germany in late 2014 are covered, including national railway company DB AG and its main subsidiaries. The report also details undertakings providing regional and local passenger rail services. Summaries of rolling stock fleets are included for most companies featured.
 
The most prominent open access freight operators currently active in Germany are listed with fleet summaries. In addition, the report lists all current rail-based urban transport systems in Germany, covering metro, light rail and tram operators plus network development plans.
 
Website addresses are included for most organisations to assist further research and provide contact information.