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New life for old concrete ties

Concrete ties, are vital for keeping train tracks in position. An average of more than two million ties are used at DB every year. Whenever possible, therefore, we recondition them.

In the past few years, we used around 230,000 recycled ties a year. Until 2030 we want to increase the share of recycled ties up to 30 percent. 

230000 +
recycled ties are used a year

Ties that can no longer be used in Deutsche Bahn's rail network are processed and reused elsewhere as valuable building materials.