DB Regio

DB Regio AG is a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn which operates regional and commuter train services in Germany.

DB Regio
FoundedJune 1, 1999; 21 years ago (1999-06-01) in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
ParentDeutsche Bahn


Unlike its long-distance counterpart DB Fernverkehr, DB Regio does not operate trains on its own account. Services are ordered and paid for by the Bundesländer or their Landkreise. Some states have awarded long-term contracts to DB Regio (usually 10 to 15 years).

The headquarters of DB Regio in Frankfurt is responsible for the business development and focuses on the framework and service functions for the regional units in the conclusion of transport contracts and tenders. In addition, it supports the regions in the areas of price and revenue management, marketing and traffic planning. In addition, the S-Bahn Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Rhein-Main and Stuttgart are coordinated and controlled by the headquarters.

Rail division (DB Regio Schiene)Edit

Regional train of the DB from Heidelberg to Stuttgart

The rail division is divided into seven regions. In addition, there are five urban commuter trains (S-Bahn), which are run directly from the headquarters, as well as the independent regio networks (RegioNetz).

Bus division (DB Regio Bus)Edit

The bus division includes 23 bus companies, which in turn own majority interests in other bus companies. With about 725 million passengers and a traffic volume of 8.4 billion passenger kilometers, DB Regio Bus is one of the largest providers of German bus transport. Nationwide, around 13,400 buses are used. As of 2014, the market share in the regular bus market in Germany is about 9 percent.

Weser-Ems Bus in Verden an der Aller
Bus from DB Regio in Franconia


ÖstgötaTrafiken has given DB Regio Sverige a contract to operate local trains for 10 years from December 12, 2010.[1]


Since Deutsche Bahn's purchase of Arriva in January 2010, DB Regio's operations in the United Kingdom are now known as Arriva UK Trains.


Rounded numbers, taken from [1][dead link]

  • 1,300 locomotives
  • 5,300 passenger cars
  • 3,100 multiple units

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "DB Regio wins Swedish contract". Railway Gazette International. 2009-11-20.

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