Berlin, Germany

DB InfraGO AG, the new public service infrastructure company pooling the resources of the former DB Netz AG and DB Station&Service AG since 1 January 2024, is the rail infrastructure company of Deutsche Bahn AG in Germany. With more than 61,000 employees, it is responsible for the nearly 33,400 km long rail network, including around 25,700 bridges and all facilities required for operations. On average, 23,300 passenger trains run on DB InfraGO AG’s infrastructure every day (as of 2022).  

The central task is to provide the more than 450 rail transport companies with an infrastructure of high quality and availability on a non-discriminatory basis and to manage the operation of the infrastructure. This also includes the constant further development of the rail infrastructure. DB InfraGO AG’s Bridge Construction Technology and Facilities Management unit is responsible for bridge construction types and noise protection systems with the associated body of rules and regulations. Through targeted research and development as well as participation in national and international committees, this body of rules and regulations is expanded as needed to ensure a strong rail system.  

Due to changes in traffic on the rail network, such as the introduction of new high-speed trains or increasing wheelset loads, intensive investigations are currently carried out by focusing on their impact on maintenance and new construction requirements. This includes methods of predictive maintenance, Big Data, dynamics and artificial intelligence.  

DB InfraGO AG is active in various associations, including the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV), RailNetEurope (RNE), Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), Union Internationale des Chemins de fer (UIC).  

At DB InfraGO AG, a multidisciplinary group of experts from the fields of mechanical engineering, civil engineering including structural analysis and dynamics of structures as well as data science and infrastructure management will work on the R&D tasks of this project.  


Website: https://www.dbinfrago.com/web-en