Dealing with the effects of Covid-19
Deutsche Bahn AG (DB AG) and the Federal Republic of Germany (Federal Government) have agreed to jointly bear the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on Deutsche Bahn Group (DB Group). We plan to compensate for half of the impact on the Integrated Rail System by implementing countermeasures. The Federal Government is planning measures to partly compensate for Covid-19-related losses on the basis of the economic stimulus package. Funds have been earmarked therefore in the Federal budget for 2021. An agreement under state aid law with the European Commission has not yet been concluded for all measures in the first half of 2021.
DB Regional is expected to receive additional funds from the industry solution for German regional transport (2020 Integrated Report) in 2021.
DB Arriva also received Covid-19-related government support payments (including in the United Kingdom and other European countries in which DB Arriva operates)