Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.3 - Other passenger land transport

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 August 2011
Employment effect (start)
22 August 2011
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


On 19 August 2011, the German railway operator Deutsche Bahn announced to cut around 350 jobs at its service centres within the next four years. The job cuts are to be implemented through natural wastage.

Another 350 employees will be offered different positions within the company. The job cuts are attributed to the declining number of tickets sold in the company's service centres. The share of online sales has however increased. Deutsche Bahn currently employs around 2,350 staff in its service centres in Germany.


  • 22 August 2011: Financial Times Deutschland
  • 22 August 2011: Handelsblatt


Eurofound (2011), Deutsche Bahn, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 72288, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72288.