Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49 - Land transport and transport via pipelines

9,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 December 2004
Employment effect (start)
3 January 2005
Foreseen end date
31 December 2005


Stated-owned railway operator Deutsche Bahn AG and trade unions have come to an agreement that guarantees the 150,000 jobs at Deutsche Bahn until 2010 in return for a 5.5 pct reduction in staff costs, the negotiating parties said in a joint statement. Sources also said the operator is planning to cut about 9,000 jobs next year. Deutsche Bahn declined to comment on the job cuts but said staff levels had fallen from 251,000 at the end of 2002 to 243,000 in 2003 and 230,000 at the end of June 2004 (including its cargo unit Stinnes). Of the job cuts next year, 3,600 are understood to come from the passenger division.


  • 14 December 2005: Deutsche Bahn - Press release
  • 14 December 2004: AFX International
  • : (www.db.de)


Eurofound (2004), Deutsche Bahn, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 60952, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60952.