Strike affects rail traffic in Berlin and Brandenburg
The nationwide strike of the German Train Drivers' Union (GDL) caused significant restrictions in rail traffic in Berlin and Brandenburg on Thursday morning.
A spokeswoman confirmed that the railways have been on strike since 2 a.m. on Thursday, 2 September 2021. However, the replacement service in Berlin and Brandenburg is stable and the situation is calm so far.
Strike ends Tuesday night
The union has been on strike in freight transport since Wednesday afternoon. Despite a new offer from the railways, the GDL resumed the industrial action in passenger transport last night as planned. This is the third time within a few weeks that hundreds of thousands of commuters and rail passengers are affected by the work stoppages. The GDL wants the strike to last until Tuesday night.
Many Berlin S-Bahn lines cancelled
In Berlin, the strike affects the S-Bahn in particular. The S-Bahn has announced online that the S1, S2, S25, S3, S46, S5, S7, S85 and the S9 will run every 20 minutes and the S8 every 40 minutes. The S26, the S41 and S42 ring trains, the S45, S47 and the S75 do not run at all.
Reduced replacement timetable for regional trains
Deutsche Bahn have announced online that regional services in Berlin and Brandenburg have also been significantly reduced. Among others, the lines FEX between Hauptbahnhof
and Flughafen BER
, RB11 between Frankfurt(Oder) and Cottbus or the RB20 between Orianienburg and Potsdam are cancelled without replacement. For some lines, such as the RE1, RE3 or RE10, a reduced replacement timetable with trains and buses will be offered.
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Last edited: Thursday, 2. September 2021 09:53 Uhr