The Supervisory Board of German Railway approved changes to the group’s corporate structure on March 16 that sweep away a level of senior management between the Management Board and the Business Units.

The Business Units are now grouped within three divisions: Passenger Traffic, Transport & Logistics, and Infrastructure & Services, which combines the former Track, Stations and Services divisions. Business Units such as DB Regio, Schenker and Railion now report directly to the Management Board.

To ’exploit synergies across all business units’, DB is setting up an Integrated Rail System Division headed by Roland Heinisch, who will also retain his role as Chairman & CEO of DB Netz. The Transport & Logistics Division is led by Dr Norbert Bensel, previously in charge of Personnel; he succeeds Dr Bernd Malmstr