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Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railway Corporation; abbreviated DBAG or simply DB) is Germany's main railway operator, providing passenger and goods services over federally owned tracks.

The successor of the Deutschen Bundesbahn of West Germany and the Deutschen Reichsbahn of the former East Germany, it has operated since January 1, 1994.

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Codeshare with airlines

In conjunction with American Airlines, Emirates, and Lufthansa, Deutsche Bahn operates rail services (AiRail Service) between Frankfurt International Airport and Bonn, Cologne, Dsseldorf, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg, and Stuttgart. Deutsche Bahn has the IATA designator 2A.

Corporate structure

DBAG is fully owned by the Federal Government, but is autonomous and expected to operate as a for-profit business. It is hoped that the privatisation and opening of German tracks to other railway companies will promote competition and efficiency, and eventually lead to higher standards and lower costs.

DBAG has been subdivided into various semi-independent divisions:

  • DB Netz: manages the railway network
  • DB Station+Service: manages station building, ticket sales and general service
  • DB Fernverkehr (previously DB Reise&Touristik): operates long-distance trains, restaurant cars and food service inside stations
  • DB Regio: operates short and medium distance trains as well as commuter services
  • DB ZugBus: provides bus services and owns many smaller bus companies
  • BRG (Bahnreinigungsgesellschaft): provides cleaning services
  • BSG (Bahnschutzgesellschaft): employs safety patrol personnel for railway stations and trains, mostly at night
  • DB Immobilien: manages all real estate
  • DB Fuhrpark: owns all corporate cars

Chief executives of Deutsche Bundesbahn and Deutsche Bahn AG

See also

External links

fr:Deutsche Bahn nl:Deutsche Bahn ja:ドイツ鉄道 nds:Dtsche Bohn sv:Deutsche Bahn

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