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Modern Deutsche Bahn campus to be built in Erfurt

It is a unique investment in the future for Deutsche Bahn. And it is being realized in Thuringia’s state capital: Over the next few years, DB will be building its central training facility not far from Erfurt’s main railway station and ICE hub. By 2028, Erfurt will house a DB Campus that offers attractive meeting and training facilities for up to 60,000 employees per year. DB is investing around 110 million euros in the project. It will include 7,600 square meters of space for seminars and events and 15,000 square meters of green and leisure areas.

At the official project launch in Erfurt in March, Deutsche Bahn CEO Richard Lutz described the future campus as a “think tank for the future of rail in Germany” and the “emotional home” of all Deutsche Bahn employees. The DB Campus will fulfill many functions – it will be a place for further education, open to business, industry and research, and thus promote innovation in the railway sector. Thuringia’s Minister President Bodo Ramelow praised the triad formed by the future DB Campus, the Erfurt University of Applied Sciences and the University of Applied Sciences for Transportation Sciences in Gotha. He confirmed that rail is a key driver of urban and regional development. DB will use some existing buildings but will also build new ones. LEG is building a hotel nearby. “Once completed in 2028, it will be operated externally, offering overnight accommodations to DB employees as well as (on weekends) other guests,” explained LEG Managing Director Sabine Wosche. (hw)

Martin Walden, Bodo Ramelow, Dr. Richard Lutz and Andreas Bausewein celebrate the kick-off of DB experience world.

Martin Walden (DB representative for TH/SA/S-A), Thuringia’s Minister President Bodo Ramelow, Deutsche Bahn CEO Dr. Richard Lutz and the mayor of Erfurt Andreas Bausewein (from left) celebrate the kick-off of DB experience world. Photo: Deutsche Bahn AG / Volker Emersleben