KRaw wattle and jacket or scarf and skirt: Since the beginning of the month, Deutsche Bahn employees who have direct customer contact have been able to choose their own uniforms, regardless of their gender.
“Train attendants, customer advisors, train drivers or service staff can use it to order items from both the men’s and women’s collections and wear them on duty,” wrote rail boss Richard Lutz on the LinkedIn careers platform on Wednesday. The employees could thus “wear exactly the clothes in which they feel most comfortable”.
A railway spokesman announced that a previous “traditional regulation” was adjusted after more and more employees had expressed this wish.
According to the spokesman, around 45,000 DB employees with customer contact wear company clothing. They were re-dressed in mid-2020 and have been in burgundy and navy ever since. The draft for the current uniforms comes from the designer Guido Maria Kretschmer (“Shopping Queen”).