For your purchase and sale of used railway assets

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Article: For your purchase and sale of used railway assets

With our innovative online platform "DB Resale" and our Europe-wide marketplace "", we extend the service life of used goods, conserve valuable resources and protect the environment.

Acquire DB railway assets

Our online portal “DB Resale” provides you with spare parts. Viewing the maintenance history allows for valid predictions and avoids materials bottlenecks. In order to prepare a reasonable plan for the entire supply of spare parts, the resale team draws on DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung's many years of experience with vehicles of many different types, years and service lives. This sound data is used for highly precise forecasts as to which components need to be replaced and when. Apart from this experience, our knowledge of the market and our customers' fleets and operational data also help us to ensure optimal planning. In this way, we support you in increasing your vehicle availability.  

Forward-looking planning  

Once we have coordinated with you on spare parts planning, including the ideal ordering times and material costs, our team takes over the procurement process. Thanks to the DB Group's broad network of suppliers, we can ensure you are supplied with the spare parts you need, in the right number and with the right quality. The parts are then stored at DB or at your facilities until they are needed. We draw on our network of depots throughout Germany, through which we can use our stocks of material flexibly. Your advantage: You can easily obtain spare parts stored in our own maintenance depots and avoid potential delivery bottlenecks - saving you valuable time. 

Assets of our online platform 
  • Shunting locomotives, maintenance cars, ancillary vehicles and rail cranes 
  • Track-laying machines, track maintenance and overhead line vehicles 
  • Construction vehicles, forklifts and industrial trucks 
  • Machine tools and depot equipment 
  • Emergency power and diesel generators 
  • Vegetation technology 
  • Tank systems, crane systems and containers 
  • Office equipment 
  • Collectors' items/DB originals for railway fans 

Would you like to sell used railway assets yourself?

If you would also like to market assets profitably, our Europe-wide marketplace "" is the right place for your project. Here, companies in the rail industry can buy and sell throughout the EU – with just one user account. Free registration on the marketplace takes just a few steps. The "" team is always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding registration or the optimal marketing of your goods.

Promoting the circular economy

With "" and "DB Resale", two platforms are offered to specifically extend the service life of rail assets. The secondary utilisation of the goods also conserves the earth's resources.

Our aim is to advance the sustainable transport transition and provide customers with easy access to assets - throughout Europe and on favourable terms.