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DSB (railway company)

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Company typeIndependent Public Company
IndustryRail transport
FoundedOctober 1, 1885
HeadquartersCopenhagen, Denmark
Key people
Flemming Jensen, CEO
ProductsPassenger rail transport
RevenueDKK 12.3 Billion (2015)[1]
DKK 522 Million (2015)[1]
DKK 745 million (2005)[2]
OwnerDanish Ministry of Transport
Number of employees
9,078 (2005 average)[2]
SubsidiariesDSB S-tog A/S, DSB Vedligehold A/S
Danish State Railways
DSB-operated railway lines in 2018 (red).
Dates of operation1885–
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

DSB, an abbreviation of Danske Statsbaner, Danish State Railways), is the largest Danish train operating company, and the largest in Scandinavia. DSB is responsible for passenger train operation on most of the Danish railways, but not goods transport and railway maintenance. DSB runs a commuter rail system, called the S-train, in the area around the Danish capital, Copenhagen, that connects the different areas and suburbs in the area. Between 2010 and 2017, DSB operated trains in Sweden.

DSB was founded in 1885, when the state-owned companies De jysk-fynske Statsbaner and De sjællandske Statsbaner merged. The state in 1867 under the name De Jutland-Fynske Statsbaner took over the private company Det Danske Jernbanedriftselskab and in 1880 they also took over the privately owned Zealand Railway Company.[3]

It is an independent public state-owned corporation under the Danish Ministry of Transport and Energy.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 DSB. "DSB annual report 2015" (PDF).
  2. 2.0 2.1 DSB. "DSB annual report 2005" (PDF). dsb.dk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-14.
  3. "Danske Statsbaner - Wikimedia Commons". commons.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 11 March 2023.