S-Bahn reduces service because of Omicron

S-Bahn reduces service because of Omicron

Following in the footsteps of the BVG, the S-Bahn has also had to restrict its services due to a high number of absences among its employees.

Fahrgäste steigen am Hauptbahnhof in eine S-Bahn

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10-minute interval remains in place

Starting Tuesday (Jan. 25, 2022), there will be no more additional trains on the S1, S3 and S5 lines during peak hours on workdays, the S-Bahn annonuced on Monday. "The 10-minute interval remains in place." Accordingly, the S75 runs in 20-minute intervals on weekends, and the S26 is completely cancelled on Saturdays and Sundays. "From Monday to Friday, the trains on these lines run without restrictions according to the regular timetable." The S-Bahn assessed the cuts as a "minimal adjustment." Overall, the transport company maintains more than 98 percent of the timetable.

BVG also extends intervals on some lines

Just a few days earlier, the BVG also had to reduce the frequency of some bus, tram and subway lines due to a high level of illness-related absences among staff. Since Monday, the subway lines U2, U5, U6 and U9 run in 5-minute intervals during the day. On other lines, the intervals are somewhat shorter during peak hours.
The U2 and U8 now only run every ten minutes on their respective sections in Spandau and Reinickendorf. The U4 also runs every ten minutes, as do the M5 and M6 tram lines. The reason for the cuts is the increasing number of Covid-19 infections, which is also affecting the companies.
Author: dpa
Publication date: 25. January 2022
Last updated: 25. January 2022

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