Every kilometer that a good is transported by rail saves CO² compared with other modes of transport. But that's not all: We have enshrined in our corporate values that we make our decisions in awareness of their impact on society and the environment. This is another reason why our companies are committed to supporting ecological and social projects in their respective regions.


April 2024 – Captrain is a partner company of DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS in 2024. Captrain is supporting the organization’s global medical emergency relief efforts with a donation of 5,000 euros.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS provides emergency medical relief in areas fraught by crisis, war, or natural catastrophes. The international organisation helps people quickly, effectively and unbureaucratically, irrespective of their race, religion or political orientation. The doctors, midwives, nursing and logistics staff at doctors without borders work in more than 70 countries. They treat sick and wounded people, care for malnourished children, and organise clean drinking water and sanitary facilities. For more information, please visit msf.org.

Captrain supports children and young people in Berlin

March 2024 - Berlin-based Captrain Holding underlines its commitment to regional social projects by supporting SchutzengelWerk gGmbH and the Björn Schulz Foundation with a donation of 5,000 euros each.

The Björn Schulz Foundation is a pioneer of children's hospice work in Germany. Since 1996, the foundation has been supporting, relieving and strengthening families with children, that suffer life-shortening illnesses. At the heart of the foundation is the Sonnenhof in Berlin-Pankow, an inpatient hospice with twelve places. As part of the palliative medical respite care, the foundation also accommodates parents, including siblings, in family apartments and provides them with therapeutic and educational support.

SchutzengelWerk is a Berlin-based aid organisation that supports children, teenagers and young adults who grow up in difficult social and economic circumstances. At the Schutzengel-Haus in Berlin-Steglitz, up to 35 children and young people find a loving environment. They receive a warm meal every day and help with their homework as well as meaningful leisure and play activities. In the "LernEngel" projects in Berlin-Pankow, Berlin-Spandau and Eberswalde, the organisation supports children with learning difficulties.

Dortmunder Eisenbahn donates to children and youth hospice service

December 2023 - Dortmunder Eisenbahn GmbH (DE), a company of the Captrain Deutschland Group and Dortmunder Hafen AG, donates 10,000 euros to the Outpatient Children's and Young People's Hospice Service (AKHD) in the district of Unna. The outpatient children's and young people's hospice service (AKHD) in the district of Unna was opened in 2004 and is a contact point for families with children suffering from life-shortening illness. The AKHD supports and accompanies children as well as their parents and siblings free of charge. The organisation is financed by membership fees and donations.


September 2022 - Farge-Vegesacker Eisenbahn GmbH (FVE) - a company of Captrain Deutschland Group - has renatured more than 400 square meters of its company grounds in an insect-friendly manner. The area was awarded with the world's first quality mark for a new approach to insects INSECT RESPECT®. In this way, Captrain is setting an example against the sealing trend and making a contribution to biodiversity. Around 40 percent of insect species are already endangered. Around five percent are considered to be extinct. INSECT RESPECT® supports companies and institutions in compensating for insect control by creating species-rich compensation areas. The organization also invests in research and dialogue projects on the value of insects and helps landowners build insect-friendly habitats. The idea for the concept was created in 2012 as part of the "Save Flies" campaign by concept artists Frank and Patrik Riklin together with entrepreneur Dr. Hans-Dietrich Reckhaus. His Bielefeld-based company is one of the leading manufacturers of insect repellents in the European market. With this unusual concept, the company draws attention to the issue of insect mortality and at the same time takes responsibility for its own actions.

ITL donates 1,000 trees for the Saxony Forest Restoration Project

March 2022 - ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft - a subsidiary of Captrain Deutschland Group supports the Saxony Forest Restoration Project. With a donation of 1,000 deciduous trees, the company is participating in the regional reforestation. Under the slogan "Together for the forest - Saxony joins in", the trees were planted by 30 employees and their families. Intensive forest restructuring will create a stable forest ecosystem for Saxony in the future. The newly planted deciduous trees absorb more CO2 from the atmosphere and store it. In addition, they create habitats for native animal and plant species.

Support for Ukraine

March 2022 - Captrain Deutschland Group donates to Ukraine-Hilfe Berlin e.V., Médecins Sans Frontières © and Save the Children e.V. The volunteers of Ukraine-Hilfe Berlin e.V. are well connected in Ukraine and know where help is needed. Médecins Sans Frontières © is committed to providing medical care to citizens in many countries. Since 2014, they have also been active in Ukraine. Save the Children e.V. has also been active in Ukraine since 2014 to assist children and their families in need.