New life for old sleepers

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

In the past few years, we used around 200,000 recycled sleepers a year. Sleepers that can no longer be used in Deutsche Bahn's rail network are processed and reused elsewhere as valuable building materials.

200000 +
recycled sleepers are used a year