Agreement with the Federal Government on dealing with the impact of Covid-19
Deutsche Bahn AG (DB AG) has agreed with its owner, the Federal Republic of Germany (Federal Government), a joint approach on dealing with the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on Deutsche Bahn Group (DB Group).
Measures taken as a result of Covid-19
Thanks to our crisis management and the commitment of our employees, we were able to maintain mobility across Germany even during the Covid-19 crisis. The crisis management began in January 2020 in a task force under the control of the health management.
“Together against Covid-19” agreement
At the end of March 2020, we concluded an agreement, “Together against Covid-19,” with the Railway and Transport Workers Union (Eisenbahn- und Verkehrsgewerkschaft; EVG) and the German Train Drivers’ Union (Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivführer; GDL) for the integrated rail system.
Alliance for Our Railway
In May 2020, we signed the “Alliance for Our Railway” together with the German Transport Minister, the EVG, the Group Works Council and the Employers’ Association of Mobility and Transport Service Providers (Arbeitgeber- und Wirtschaftsverband der Mobilitäts- und Verkehrsdienstleister; Agv MoVe).
Support for the repatriation of holidaymakers
We helped the Federal Government bring holidaymakers back to Germany ...
Relieving the burden on train operating companies
DB Netz AG waived all flat-rate line cancellation fees from March 17 to May 10, 2020 ...
Transport of medical supplies
DB Cargo and DB Schenker quickly came to the aid of the retail sector by transporting tens of thousands of additional tons of food and everyday products to replenish supermarket shelves ...
Covid-19 pandemic: significantly worsening environment
Demand for mobility and freight transport is declining sharply.