The Germany rail map shows all the railway stations and lines of Germany trains. This train map of Germany will allow you to easily travel by train in showing the major rail routes and high speed rail routes of Germany in Europe. The Germany rail map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
As of 2005, Germany had a railway network of 41,315 km. 19,857 km are electrified as its mentioned in Germany rail map. The total track length was 76,473 km. Germany is a member of the International Union of Railways (UIC). The UIC Country Code for Germany is 80. Deutsche Bahn and ca. 150 private railway companies operated a total of 23,496 powered rail vehicles.
In 2006, railways in Germany carried ca. 119,968,000 passengers in long-distance trains (at an average distance of 288 km as youcan see in Germany rail map), and 2,091,828,000 passengers in short-distance trains (21 km on average). In the same year they carried 346,118,000 tonnes of goods at an average distance of 309 km.
Regional rail and local rail traffic is ordered and paid for (as the fares usually do not cover the expenses) by the federal states (see Germany rail map). Usual procedure under EU legislation is to award the contract to the lowest bid by means of a tender procedure. The respective states are free to announce short- or long-term contracts as well as to stipulate further conditions e. g. on rolling stock. In the past years, many bids were won by private rail companies like NordWestBahn or Arriva, although some states have awarded long-term contracts to local DB Regio subsidiaries.