Integrated Interim Report 2019 – Germany needs a strong rail system

Outlook

Infrastructure

We expect a nearly stable development in train-path de­­mand in 2019. This is due to increasing construction-­related suspensions in rail passenger transport. If rail freight transport is able to come out ahead in the intermodal competition due to the train-path price support despite a slowdown in economic growth, train-path demand may increase in the second half of 2019.

In terms of station stops, we expect an increase in the year-on-year comparison. The share of train stops by non-Group TOCs will continue to increase.

Leasing income in stations will also show stable development and be slightly above the level of the previous year (+1.6%).