Around 90 percent of the planned trains will be used in long-distance traffic today. The regional and S-Bahn traffic also runs largely without restrictions.
After the cancellation of the two-day warning strike, the trains ran “largely” as planned in the morning, according to Deutsche Bahn. Railway operations “started largely according to plan,” said a railway spokesman.
Thousands of employees were contacted at short notice over the weekend to fill as many shifts as quickly as possible. In long-distance traffic, around 90 percent of the regularly planned trains would be running today. Travelers should find out which trains are running. The regional and S-Bahn traffic runs largely without strike-related restrictions.
Walkout surprisingly cancelled
At the weekend, Deutsche Bahn announced that a third of the planned long-distance trains would not operate today. All ICE and IC trains would only be back on the road as planned from Tuesday. Deutsche Bahn cited the difficult organization as the reason for the limited offer on Monday: Around 50,000 train journeys in long-distance and local transport would have to be rescheduled with the corresponding shift and deployment plans. Some of the wagons and locomotives would have to be brought to new departure points.
Today, Deutsche Bahn announced that the full range of trains will be available to passengers in long-distance and local transport on Tuesday. Restrictions can still be expected in freight traffic on Monday and Tuesday. The warning strike called by the railway and transport union (EVG) was to begin at 10 p.m. on Sunday and end 50 hours later, at midnight on Tuesday.
The EVG had surprisingly canceled the planned strike on Saturday. Previously, there had been an agreement in the collective bargaining dispute with the railways mediated by the Frankfurt am Main Labor Court, which will now form the basis of further collective bargaining. The collective bargaining round affects 230,000 employees, 180,000 of whom work for Deutsche Bahn.