Internal station number

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The internal station number ( IBNR ) is an indicator at Deutsche Bahn for the tariff identification of passenger stations in Germany and other European countries. The IBNR usually has five positions. Often there is also a spelling in which a leading "0" followed by the UIC country code is prefixed, so that a total of eight-digit number results.

Every stop for which a ticket is sold by the DB's own systems based on a timetable requires an assignment to a tariff point. For this purpose, if not already available, a tariff point is created in the database P and assigned by the TWE data management (formerly part of the timetable center) of Deutsche Bahn. An IBNR is created for DB train stations. Foreign train stations and other public transport stops also receive a tariff point allocation (TCVNR) if they are listed in the DB's price system. The tariff points abroad are supplied by the UIC. The combination of a two-digit country code + 5-digit TCV number is also called the UIC number. It is therefore identical to the tariff point number.

The DB can now also sell tickets for destinations that do not have a tariff point. Here, however, external modules are not requested from the DB's own systems.

For the tariff, u. U. several tariff points combined in order to price them uniformly. That is solved through equality. For this purpose, a group of IBNR is formed that belong to this equality and defines a station that sets tariffs for this equality and a distance from which this equality applies. There are two types of equality: once for the tariff and once for the city option for long-distance transport. However, the functionality is identical.

E.g. there is an equality "Frankfurt (Main)". In Frankfurt (Main) these are the IBNR 105 and 71 km.

Equal opportunities are published.

Stations with several parts of the station have only one IBNR, to which all parts of the station and any additional stops (e.g. for rail replacement services) are assigned. For this reason, the IBNR is not suitable for the clear identification of a person's stop and must not be used for this.

In Switzerland, the number is known as the DIDOK number according to the agency documentation. In principle, every public transport stop (bus, boat, cable car) has such a number.

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Individual evidence

  1. Distance indicator : preliminary remarks , p. 3.
  2. Equal opportunities (PDF) Deutsche Bahn. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  3. A current excerpt can be downloaded from the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Transport ( Memento from May 7, 2016 in the Internet Archive )