Deutsche Bahn


Services for the world's requirements

DB offers strategic, technical and commercial advice and analysis, that is sustainable, economical and innovative.


We can help you plan and develop your business, operate and maintain your railway and integrate your logistics systems. Our experts can develop mobility concepts, plan and procure rolling stock, give advice on regulatory issues, establish and design infrastructure and plan and simulate railway operations.

Our specialists have experience gained in railway operations, leasing, maintenance and franchise bids that encompass the following:

  • Development of strategies to streamline organisations and clearly define roles
  • Preparation of economic efficiency and business planning
  • Establishment of quality and safety standards
  • Preparation of rolling stock delivery plans for franchise bids
  • Identification of Franchise prospectus Key Findings
  • Fleet suitability and composition strategy
  • New train procurement, cascade and handback
  • Negotiation of Lease Term Sheets
  • Fleet maintenance strategy
  • Maintenance concepts and optimisation
  • Cleaning and train presentation strategy
  • Train preparation and driver/ shunter responsibilities
  • Diagram analysis and optimisation for maintenance and cleaning
  • Depot manpower profiling and planning
  • Rolling stock enhancement and modification
  • Train capacity analysis and calculation
  • Whole life cost analysis
  • Business case preparation
  • New depot and servicing facilities investment analysis
  • Impact of Base Infrastructure Assumptions on fleet composition and deployment
  • Analysis and introduction of new technologies including DAS, RCM, passenger counting, CCTV and WiFi
  • System consultation on local and long distance operation
  • Infrastructure site analysis and plan design
  • Layout and operational concepts
  • Construction logistics