Freight News, Rail

Brussels to probe DB Cargo over state aid

[ February 3, 2022   //   ]

The European Commission has opened an investigation into German government support for rail operator DB Cargo are in line with EU State aid rules. DB Cargo is a 100% subsidiary of the State-owned national rail operator Deutsche Bahn AG (DBAG). The Commission says that its losses have fully and continuously covered by DBAG through an open-ended profit and loss transfer agreement but it has now received a complaint alleging that this amounts to incompatible State aid, giving DB Cargo an undue advantage over its competitors.