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DSB (railway company)

DSB (railway company)
Company nameDSB
Company typeIndependent Public Company
IndustryRail transport
FoundedOctober 1, 1885
HeadquartersCopenhagen, Denmark
Key peopleKlaus Pedersen, President and CEO (acting)
ProductsPassenger rail transport
RevenueDKK 10.5 billion (2005)
Operating incomeDKK 1.3 billion (2005)
Net incomeDKK 745 million (2005)
Owner(s)Danish Ministry of Transport
Employees9,078 (2005 average)
SubsidiaryDSB S-tog A/S, DSB Vedligehold A/S

DSB (railway company)

Railway information
NameDanish State Railways
Track gauge1435

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DSB, an abbreviation of Danske Statsbaner (Danish State Railways), is the largest Danish train operating company, and the largest in Scandinavia. While DSB is responsible for passenger train operation on most of the Danish railways, goods transport and railway maintenance are outside its scope. DSB runs a commuter rail system, called S-train, in the area around the Danish capital, Copenhagen, that connects the different areas and suburbs in the greater metropolitan area. DSB also operates some trains in Sweden

DSB was founded in 1885 when the government-owned companies De jysk-fynske Statsbaner and De sjællandske Statsbaner merged.

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