Development of business units

Development of the infrastructure

In 2023, € 16.1 billion is expected to be spent on renewing and maintaining the network, stations and energy facilities. This includes LuFV funds (grants and own contribution) amounting to € 6.6 billion, around € 3.4 billion for maintenance and € 2.7 billion for projects of the requirement plan as well as funds for the existing network outside the LuFV, such as the Municipal Transport Financing Act, DSD or the Climate Action Program, totaling around € 3.1 billion. In addition, DB Group’s rail infrastructure companies will make advance payments of around € 2 billion of their own funds in 2023 for replacement capital expenditures (for example to compensate for the effects of inflation) and additional maintenance expenses, which will also be invested in the upkeep of the rail infrastructure. These upfront payments are to be replaced by Federal funds in 2024.

  • In the Stuttgart 21 project, the last of the 28 chalice-shaped supports for the future through station was concreted in the first half of 2023. The shell construction work in the tunnels has largely been completed, and the construction work for the track and railway equipment is already underway almost everywhere.
  • In April 2023, further progress was made in addressing the flood damage from 2021. A 24-km section of the Eifel line between Kyllburg and Gerolstein in Rhineland-­Palatinate was restored. The tracks destroyed during the disastrous flooding and nine bridges were modernized. At the same time, the construction teams pulled many kilo­meters of cables for new technical equipment and sig­­nals. Six modern interlocking modules were also built.
  • In May 2023, the information center for the new construction line Dresden — Prague opened in Heidenau, Saxony. Multimedia exhibits provide information on topics such as Czech- German cooperation, the line, geology and the tunnel construction. The meeting place also invites visitors to get to know the people behind the project and to enter into dialogue about the diverse insights.

CONSTRUCTION BEGAN In The first half of 2023

Project name

Project description

Leipzig — Dresden expansion line (German unification transport project no. 9)

3rd construction phase: new construction of the Dresden interchange building

Berlin — Dresden expansion line

Conversion of Zossen station

At the end of the first half of 2023, a total of 211 requirement plan and Municipal Transport Financing Act projects were in planning and under construction.

Further information on the projects is available on the BauInfoPortal Web site.

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