Taking the train protects the climate. Since the beginning of 2018, our ICE, IC and EC trains have been operating with 100 percent renewable power within Germany, making travel more environmentally friendly than ever for our long distance customers. This makes DB the largest user of renewable power in Germany today. This is green. And forward-looking.
The switch to electricity from renewable energy sources for long distance traffic meant that in 2018 alone, the proportion of green energy used at DB increased by 13 percentage points, that is to say from 44 percent to 57 percent. A major target of ours is to be 100 percent climate neutral by 2050. The target for 2030 is 80 percent. A key milestone. Because by 2030, we want to have cut specific greenhouse gas emissions by more than half.
Our passengers in regional and local transport also travel greener. All trains on the Hamburg S-Bahn network run entirely on renewable energy. And it's not only our trains that are shifting to renewable power. Since January 1, 2019, we have also been powering the 15 largest railway stations in Germany entirely with green electricity. Over four million passengers and visitors use these stations every day.
More green electricity and less CO2: this is also the aim behind DB Cargo's DBeco plus product. We give logistics customers the option to have their goods transported by rail using 100 percent renewable power. To do this, we feed the required volumes of power from renewable sources into our traction current network.