Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Warszawa, Silesia Province
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.2 - Freight rail transport

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 April 2013
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


A rail freight carrier DB Schenker Rail Polska announced it plans to cut over 500 jobs in units in Warsaw and Upper Silesia. As of April 2013 there is no information on the timeline of the job cuts.

The dismissals are related to a worsening financial condition of the company (in January 2013 the company reduced the salaries by 22%). Moreover, recently the company did not win crucial siding management tenders.  DB Schenker Rail negotiates with the local trade unions about the conditions of the restructuring programme.

DB Schenker Rail Polska is owned by Duetsche Bahn. The company employs  3,500 people across Poland.


  • 3 April 2013: Rynek Kolejowy


Eurofound (2013), DB Schenker Rail Polska, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 75479, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75479.