Rail strike: cancellations and delays in Berlin
The nationwide strike by the German Train Drivers' Union (GDL) at Deutsche Bahn caused numerous train cancellations and delays in Berlin and Brandenburg on Monday morning.
Signals outside Berlin Ostkreuz station glow red in the early morning.
S-Bahn services in Berlin and regional services in Brandenburg are particularly affected by the strike. The S-Bahn announced online that the S1, S2, S25, S3, S46, S5, S7, S8, S85 and the S9 only run at 20-minute intervals and with partially changed starting and terminus stops. The S26, the S41 and S42 ring trains, the S45, S47 and the S75 were cancelled.
Replacement service with buses for regional trains
In regional traffic, a substitute service with buses or trains is offered for some lines, but there is no substitute timetable for the FEX, RB10/14, RB13, RB20, RB21, RB22, RB31, RB49, RB55 and RE/RB66 lines, Deutsche Bahn said.
BVG runs according to plan
The union has been striking freight transport since Saturday afternoon. There are no strikes against Deutsche Bahn's competitors. However, restrictions are also possible as a result of the strikes. Berlin's public transport companies are also not affected by the rail strike. Underground trains, trams, buses and ferries are running as planned.
Strike lasts 48 hours
Nationwide, Deutsche Bahn has cancelled 75 per cent of its long-distance trains and is also expecting numerous cancellations and delays in regional transport. On Friday, the GDL announced a 48-hour nationwide strike on long-distance and regional services starting at 2 a.m. on Monday.
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Last edited: Monday, 23. August 2021 08:14 Uhr