Deutz in Cologne on the regional train station. The competition in urban transport can erode the profits of the Deutsche Bahn. Source: AP
HB BERLIN. The Deutsche Bahn , the growing competition in regional obviously create more and more. As the "Wirtschaftswoche"On Saturday , invoking the train internal medium-term plan reported that the transport subsidiary DB Regio in 2014 to only an operating profit ( EBIT achieved ) of 627 million – that is 27.9 percent less than last year. The railway has in regional market share to competitors increasingly modified as the East German railway ( ODEG ) lost.
To counteract the development , railway chief Ruediger Grube will according to the report DB Regio adapt even more " to the changing market structures and the focus and " big basket of national transport contracts , to small-scale tenders . This regional organization units are planned, which then participate in the tendering procedures of public authorities. In order to achieve competitive costs, including personnel costs would continue to " be addressed . The German Railway and its competitors to negotiate with the union currently has a trade agreement.