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April


Michael Odenwald elected to serve as new Chairman of DB Supervisory Board

Berlin

Term runs until March 2020 • "There is much to do – let's tackle it together," says Odenwald. • "We look forward to our work together," says DB CEO Dr. Richard Lutz.

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March


Deutsche Bahn: revenues and profit up • New passenger record set in long distance transport

Supervisory and Management Boards of Deutsche Bahn thank Professor Felcht

Berlin

German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer attends annual general meeting for the first time: "I wanted to attend the meeting to stress the importance of DB for my work as Transport Minister."

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February


DB Cargo: Smart and quiet freight wagons to promote growth in rail freight transport

DB Cargo to equip the entire fleet with smart sensors, smart telematics systems and whisper breaks by 2020

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December


Berlin–Munich in less than four hours: Chancellor, Federal Minister and heads of the Federal Laender inaugurate the most modern railway line in Germany

Daily services at record speed: more trains and shorter journey times on many routes • Deutsche Bahn expects to double its market share between Berlin and Munich to 40 per cent

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November


Roland Bosch appointed new CEO of DB Cargo

Bosch, currently a Board Member at DB Netz AG, will assume his new position at the helm of Europe's leading rail freight company in December 2017

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September


Rhine Valley Railway: Services to recommence on October 2, five days earlier than planned • DB CEO Lutz: "Cooperation with Europe's railways is working"

Services to recommence on October 2, five days earlier than planned • DB CEO Lutz: "Cooperation with Europe's railways is working"

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August


Rheintalbahn: the major European railways close ranks

Close cooperation between rail freight operators in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France • action package for the important north-south corridor: additional locomotives and drivers

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The schedule is ready: extensive repair work on the Rhine Valley Railway to last until October 7

Extensive repair work on the Rhine Valley Railway to last until October 7

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June


First train with finished vehicles from China sets off for Zeebrugge

Chinese automobile logistics company Changjiu and DB Cargo forge a strategic partnership • Volvo vehicles manufactured in China are brought by rail to the Belgian port of Zeebrugge

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