Preparation of the 2021/2022 schedule
About 83,000 train-path requests have been received for the schedule for 2022. As in the previous year, increased registration conflicts are to be expected, which are characterized by the fact that several TOCs have ordered the same time slot on the same infrastructure. The fact that competition on the rails is continuing to increase is demonstrated above all by the train-path applications from non-Group TOCs. As a result, the proportion of these in long-distance passenger rail transport has increased noticeably. The development in rail freight transport is similar, where registrations from non-Group TOCs have even grown by 17%. The scheduling process is subject to a strict regulatory framework and is monitored by BNetzA.