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Top 10 Railway Companies in the World in 2021 by Revenue

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Deutsche Bahn AG, SNCF Group, Indian Railways, Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC, and Union Pacific Corp are the top 5 railway companies in the world in 2021 by revenue. Cumulatively, the top 10 railway companies in the world generated revenue of $237,432 million, with average revenue growth of 0.57%, the highest revenue was generated by Deutsche Bahn AG ($55,666 million), followed by SNCF Group ($41,094 million) and Indian Railways ($27,326 million), while Canadian National Railway Co ($11,549 million) stood the lowest. In terms of the geographical split, 6 out of 10 railway companies in the world are based in Asia, while 3 are based in North America, and the remaining 1 is based in Europe. They employed a total of 956,981 people in 2021. Germany-based Deutsche Bahn AG is one of the leading railway companies in the world in 2021 by revenue. It is a provider of transportation services. DB AG offers mobility and logistical services, which include passenger rail and bus transportation, freight transportation, and railway infrastructure services. It carries out logistics and distribution and ticket sales for passenger transport. It provides vehicle maintenance and security services. DB AG also offers conventional industrial energy products; and develops and operates stations. The company generated revenue of $55,666 million. The company operates through nine reportable business segments: DB Long-Distance, DB Regional, DB Arriva, DB Cargo, DB Schenker, DB Netze Track, DB Netze Stations, DB Netze Energy, and Subsidiaries/Other, and employed 322,768 people. France-based SNCF Group is one of the leading railway companies in the world in 2021 by revenue. It is a provider of passenger and freight transport services. The company’s business activities include the management and operation of the French rail network and the development and management of railway stations. It provides freight transport and logistics solutions and door-to-door delivery of cargo by using a multimodal transport approach. Its subsidiary SNCF Immobilier is specialized in urban transformation with the management of property and land assets. The company generated revenue of $41,094 million. The company operates in 120 countries through its subsidiaries. SNCF and its subsidiaries are capable to carry 15 million passengers daily, in France and around the world, and employed 270,296 people.

Deutsche Bahn AG

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Headquarters

Germany

Sector

Transport and Logistics

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

Parent

Annual Revenue ($M)

59,196

SNCF Group

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Headquarters

France

Sector

Transport and Logistics

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

Parent

Annual Revenue ($M)

43,584

Indian Railways
Headquarters

India

Sector

Transport and Logistics

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

Annual Revenue ($M)

27,326

Indian Railways
Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC

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Headquarters

United States of America

Sector

Transport and Logistics

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

Subsidiary (of Berkshire Hathaway Inc)

Annual Revenue ($M)

25,888

Union Pacific Corp

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Headquarters

United States of America

Sector

Transport and Logistics

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

Parent

Annual Revenue ($M)

24,875

East Japan Railway Co

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Headquarters

Japan

Sector

Transport and Logistics

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

Parent

Annual Revenue ($M)

17,771

CSX Corp

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Headquarters

United States of America

Sector

Transport and Logistics

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

Parent

Annual Revenue ($M)

14,853

Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane SpA

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Headquarters

Italy

Sector

Transport and Logistics

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

Parent

Annual Revenue ($M)

14,372

Canadian National Railway Co

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Headquarters

Canada

Sector

Transport and Logistics

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

Parent

Annual Revenue ($M)

13,144

Norfolk Southern Corp

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Headquarters

United States of America

Sector

Transport and Logistics

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

Parent

Annual Revenue ($M)

12,745

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