Deutsche Bahn

German logistics company

Deutsche Bahn AG (short DB AG or often only DB) is Europe's largest railway company. It runs over 30,000 trains a day and owns more than 5,000 stations. The company headquarters are in Berlin, Germany.

Deutsche Bahn AG
Company typePrivate
FoundedJanuary 1, 1994; 30 years ago (1994-01-01)
Area served
Key people
Richard Lutz (CEO)
Revenue 40.576 billion (2016)
OwnerFederal Republic of Germany (100%)
Number of employees
295,653 (2013)

It was founded on January 1, 1994 to replace the Deutsche Bundesbahn, which was the state railway of West Germany, and the Deutsche Reichsbahn, which was the state railway of East Germany.

Two Deutsche Bahn companies on one train. A red DB Schenker locomotive hauling Chiltern Railways carriages at Leamington Spa, in the UK.

Deutsche Bahn is also active in the field of logistics and owns companies like Schenker. DB claim they are the second largest logistics company in the world.

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