DB Group press releases

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Konzernzentrale der Deutschen Bahn AG am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin (Bahntower)

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June


New freight terminal saves 250,000 lorry trips: Operations begin at MegaHub Lehrte

Lehrte

DB and the German government invest EUR 171 million π Ronald Pofalla, DB Board Member for Infrastructure: "Every train departing from Lehrte takes 52 lorries off our roads." π Innovative technology speeds up freight transport

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Lest We Forget: Deutsche Bahn presents Holocaust remembrance project at Berlin Central

Berlin

The photography exhibition "Lest We Forget" by Luigi Toscano recalls the horrors of National Socialism • DB takes a stand against antisemitism and racism • Exhibition to tour 20 railway stations nationwide

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March


Record capital expenditures to return DB to profitability • Pandemic-related losses extremely high in 2020

Berlin

Pandemic causes sharp drop in passenger numbers, revenues and profits • DB CEO Richard Lutz: "Demand for train travel and freight transport will return – we are a vaccine for climate change" • DB expects to return to profitable business in 2022

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February


Climate-friendly bonds: Deutsche Bahn honored as green company

Berlin

Luxembourg Stock Exchange includes Group in new window for particularly eco-friendly issuers - DB CFO Holle: "It gives our investors certainty that we are a reliable partner for sustainable mobility"

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January


United against antisemitism and racism: Five German companies send a strong signal ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Berlin

Borussia Dortmund, Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bank and Volkswagen together with the Freundeskreis Yad Vashem e.V. announced a joint declaration against antisemitism and racism during an online commemoration event.

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December


Deutsche Bahn selected for a top climate score from a group of nearly 10,000 companies

Berlin

DB recognized as a global leader in the fight against climate change for the fourth year running • DB makes CDP's climate change A List

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The German government and DB agree a new noise control target for 2030: quiet brake blocks for all DB freight cars

Berlin

DB Cargo's fleet marks the end of 2020 by completing the switch to whisper brakes • Noise mitigation measures in place along 2,000 km of track • 800,000 people's homes to benefit from new noise control target for 2030

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Air Freight Cartel: DB and British Airways reach out of court settlement

Berlin

Seven out of 11 airlines have reached a settlement deal with DB • About 75 per cent of the claims for damages already settled out of court • Cargolux and Cathay Pacific still opting to defend claims in-court

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November


Major contract: DB Cargo to invest in logistics for steel giant ArcelorMittal in Eisenhüttenstadt

Mainz

Ten-year contract for one of Germany's largest sites in the steel industry • Europe's most state-of-the-art facility to be built by summer 2021

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October


DB Cargo to connect ports at Rotterdam and Antwerp with Europe's economic hubs

Antwerp/Rotterdam/Mainz

Daily departures to and from the major European ports from December • DB Board Member Dr Sigrid Nikutta: "Reliable and plannable transports will take 70,000 lorries off the road each year, relieving both infrastructure and the environment"

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