Everything online: with our DB Cargo link2rail eServices

Our digital platform link2rail provides you with many practical eServices for the management of your rail freight transport.

How can we help?



Find your best connection.


Rail Access

Find the right access points to the rail network.



Find freight stations near you with DIUM.



Get a quick overview of DB Cargo's international rail freight services.


Wagon Catalogue

Find the optimal freight wagon for your transport.



Find the right NHM code for your goods.


Invoice View

Keep track of all invoices.


Empty Wagon

Send us your empty wagon requests.



Order your transports.



Find out about the whereabouts of your consignments.


Geofence Control

Get transparency about our wagons and their standing times on your premises.


Roundtrip Control

Monitor your shuttle services.

Package solutions

eServices that support you at several points in the process.



Coordinate your metal recycling transports.


Train Management

Manage your block train transports.

 link2rail at a glance

Discover the diversity of link2rail.

APIs deliver the data straight to your system

Thanks to the link2rail APIs, you can use our DB Cargo data directly in your in-house system. The separate login to the link2rail online portal is therefore no longer necessary.


Intelligent freight wagons enhance our eServices

Equipped with telematics and sensor technology, we can give our customers a comprehensive and accurate view of their freight transports.


Get in touch with our experts.

Team link2rail

DB Cargo AG


Any questions?

What is link2rail?

link2rail is the digital platform of DB Cargo. The eServices are of assistance for the individual processes, booking, monitoring and invoicing. There are also useful eServices for freight transport, such as NetworkRail AccessPlanner or Wagon Catalogue.

How much does it cost to use link2rail?

That depends on which eServices you want to use. Many eServices are already available to you free of charge. If you require additional use, fees will be charged. Your personal customer advisor will be happy to prepare an individual offer for you. Alternatively, you can also contact our new customer service.

Who will help me if I have technical problems?

For all questions and change requests, you can contact your personal account manager or the link2rail team via email.

How can I become a link2rail user?

As the e-services from link2rail are tailored to the individual needs of customers, the account manager will first consult with you to work out the best offer for your needs. Which services do you wish to use? Will you access them via the portal, an API (interface) or the app? When it comes to configuring, we'll provide you with step-by-step assistance, including on site. Already using DB Cargo digital services? – Contact your account manager to switch them to link2rail.

Why are there different e-services depending on the method of access?

The e-services from link2rail are being continuously improved. Currently, we provide the most frequently desired and most useful functions; others will be added later.