Integrated Interim Report 2019 – Germany needs a strong rail system

Customer and quality

Digitalization in rail operations

  • We have tested the future 5G mobile phone technology for application in railway operations for the first time – with the new Advanced TrainLab.
  • In Warnemünde, the second digital interlocking is being tested which is to commence operations in fall 2019.
  • With the Click&Ride app, TOCs will be able to apply for tracks via mouse-click in the future. Thanks to the automatic schedule preparation, it takes no more than three minutes from the request to an offer, instead of several hours. This means less effort for all participants and a better capacity utilization of the railway network. The first phase of Click&Ride successfully commenced at the end of June 2019 with five customers in rail freight transport on a partial rail network – on June 26, 2019, the first train-path schedule was fully automatically prepared and booked. In the future, it is planned that all freight transport customers will be able to use Click& Ride for the entire network.