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Abellio Germany

The German passenger rail market is split into Regional and Long Distance. The rail infrastructure in Germany is maintained by DB Netz, subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn (DB).

2019 overview

In 2019 Abellio Germany achieved a revenue of € 534,2 million from its operations which will grow to approximately € 830 million in 2021 after all contracts have been fully mobilised. The EBIT of € -24,5 million (2018 € -1.

Outlook for 2020

In June 2020 Abellio will start the third phase of operations in Stuttgarter Netz (STN) and the second phase of operations in Rhein-Ruhr-Express (RRX) and will continue to work on cross border connections like Arnhem-Düsseldorf.

Operating companies

Abellio operates 9 rail concessions in 4 regions in Germany through the following operating companies:

Abellio Rail NRW GmbH

Abellio Rail NRW GmbH (ABRN), headquartered in Hagen, is one of the largest private rail traffic companies in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH

Abellio expanded its presence in central Germany. Since 2015 Abellio trains are running in the Saale- Thüringen-Südharz (STS) electric network and since December 2018 also in the DISA network.

WestfalenBahn GmbH

The company is located in Bielefeld and connects via Expresslines Emsland the cities Braunschweig and Hannover in Lower Saxony with Bielefeld and Rheine in North Rhine- Westphalia.

Abellio Rail Baden-Württemberg GmbH

The company is located in Stuttgart. On June 9th 2019, the first phase and on December 8th 2019, the second phase of operations in STN were set into operation.