Rail strike: Regional traffic in MV almost completely stopped | NDR.de – News

As of: November 16, 2023 5:09 a.m

The nationwide warning strike announced by the train drivers’ union is having a massive impact on Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, especially today. Only a few routes are still used.

Deutsche Bahn assumes that the rail strike will also have a massive impact on connections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In long-distance, regional and S-Bahn transport. It is said that all regional traffic will probably be stopped. Until today at 6 p.m. Exceptions are the lines RB11 Wismar – Rostock – Ticino, RB12 Rostock – Rövershagen – Graal-Müritz and the replacement service between Warnemünde and Rostock. They should also continue to run in other places where trains are being replaced by buses. There may be cancellations and delays even after the “official” strike period.

Hotline provides information about the strike

The railway has announced that it will constantly update its timetable information systems. This means: Repeated checking can be worthwhile – if there are replacement offers, the railway wants to communicate them at short notice. An emergency roadmap is drawn up.

Further information

Display board at Hamburg Central Station indicates the strike by the GDL union © dpa-Bildfunk Photo: Bodo Marks/dpa

The train drivers’ union GDL is on strike nationwide until Thursday evening. The railway is expecting massive disruptions.

In addition, the railway has the Telephone number (08000) 99 66 33 where your customers can find out about the effects of the strike. There are also explanations about goodwill regulations and exchange options for tickets that have already been purchased on a website the train. It says that all passengers who want to postpone their trip planned for the strike period can use their ticket at a later date. In addition, the train connection has been lifted.

Negotiating positions are far apart

The background to the warning strike is that the train drivers’ union GDL wants to put pressure on people immediately before the planned second round of negotiations. She is calling for wage increases and a 35-hour week with full wage compensation in a four-day week for employees in shift work. There is great discontent here, emphasized union leader Claus Weselsky, who is expected to attend a rally in Schwerin today. He is scheduled to speak at the final event of the German Civil Service Association’s “It’s 5 past 12” campaign week. Meanwhile, there is great dissatisfaction with the strike on the employer side. The measure is “an absurdity” at this point in time, said Deutsche Bahn’s human resources director Martin Seiler. Four further negotiation dates have just been agreed with the GDL and a reasonable offer has been made.

Further information

Passengers wait for an ICE train during the rail strike at the main train station in Wolfsburg © dpa-Bildfunk Photo: Julian Stratenschulte

From Wednesday evening, rail traffic will be massively affected by cancellations and delays. What can rail customers do?

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North Magazine | November 15, 2023 | 19:30 o’clock

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