Deutsche Bahn (DB) is a German headquartered multinational railway manufacturer active in the fields of passenger transportation, signaling, and locomotives that is recognized for Business Expansion, Innovation, Investments and Research and Development in the 2022 Railway Technology Excellence Awards.

The company has been working on investing to upgrade its rail network and intends to upgrade and review nearly 1,800km of track, 140 bridges and 800 stations with the aim of making existing infrastructure more efficient. The company has also entered a collaboration with another company to enhance train scheduling with the duo using quantum algorithms and domain-specific modelling to create a ‘faster and greener’ transportation network.

Another collaboration saw the company unveil the world’s first automatic train in Germany, which made its debut under the Digital S-Bahn Hamburg project, which is part of DB’s Digital Rail Germany project. The train made its premiere run at the launch of the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress (ITS) in Hamburg.

The company also collaborated on a pilot battery train service in Germany, the Battery Electric Multiple Unit (BEMU) will commence revenue services with passengers onboard from next week in Baden-Württemberg. It also introduced an HVO-fuelled train to carry cars from UK to Europe, the train will transport British-made hybrid cars to continental Europe in an initiative described by the UK Government as a ‘pioneering and environmentally friendly first’ for the country.

Company Profile

Deutsche Bahn is a provider of transportation, mobility and logistical services, which include passenger rail and bus transportation, freight transportation, and railway infrastructure services. 

It carries out logistics and distribution and ticket sales for the passenger transport. It provides vehicle maintenance and security services. DB AG also offers conventional industrial energy products; and develops and operates stations. 

The company also provides catering services, rail mobility management, communication technology products and operates global accounting shared service center. 

It has operations in various countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. DB AG is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.