The Rail Market in Germany 2012


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 fully up-to-date 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 and lists Germany’s main planned rail infrastructure projects.
It also covers the principal train operators active in Germany in the first quarter of 2012, including DB AG and its main subsidiaries and the leading open access companies that provide regional and local services.
The most prominent 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 operators and including network development plans.
Website addresses are included for most undertakings to assist further research and provide contact information.