The Rail Market in Germany 2010


Germany’s rail network is the largest in Europe and its market is a showcase for successful competition in the provision of both passenger and freight services. This report provides a concise overview of the structure of the country’s main line and regional rail transport market. It summarises the political and regulatory environment in which the network functions. It also lists the principal train operators active in Germany as at July 2010, covering DB AG and its main subsidiaries, with summaries of their principal current programmes, and the leading open access companies that provide regional services.
Main open access freight operators currently active in Germany are also listed, plus a summary of all current rail based urban transport systems in Germany, covering metro, light rail and tram systems and including network development plans.
Website addresses are included for most undertakings to assist further research.