Key dates for DB Cargo France

The French subsidiary of the European leader in rail freight transport DB, our company was founded in January 2005. Let's look back at the key dates of our company!

January 2005

Foundation of Euro Cargo Rail by English Welsh & Scottish Railway
(now DB Cargo UK)

December 2005  First test train (Calais)
May 2006

First commercial train (Carrières du Boulonnais)

November 2007                

ECR is acquired by the DB Group

Year 2012

Positive operating result for ECR

November 20131st train under Safety Certificate in Belgium
July 2013

OFP La Rochelle becomes OFP Atlantic


SQAS certified


1st private rail operator in France go

2017 Strategic reorganisation of ECR with a production and sales organisation based on 3 corridors

Euro Cargo Rail changes its name to DB Cargo France, thus affirming its integration into the DB Group.