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Deutsche Bahn cancels all long-distance trains from Monday - DW - 03/23/2023

Deutsche Bahn cancels all long-distance trains from Monday – DW – 03/23/2023

German railway company Deutsche Bahn announced Thursday that long-distance trains will not run on Monday due to nationwide transport strikes.

The decision came after the EVG and Verdi announced a strike aimed at paralyzing large parts of the public transport system.

Strikes come with German employees quite often Sectors seeking large wage increases To keep up with the ever-rising inflation.

What the train operator said

“This will affect all German railway operations. Employees from all regions of Deutsche Bahn and other railway companies have been called upon to opt out,” the railway operator said in a statement. So long-distance traffic on Deutsche Bahn came to a complete halt.

“According to union statements, the first effects of the staff strike are possible as early as Sunday evening. Many trains will also be canceled on Tuesday due to the after effects of the strike,” she added.

The company urged passengers to postpone flights scheduled for Monday to the next day where possible.

Airports also have ground flights

After the Etihad announcement, Frankfurt Airport, Germany’s busiest, said it would cancel all regular flights next Monday.

The airport’s operator, Fraport, announced that “all functions enabling full flight operations” have been suspended due to the strike.

Munich Airport, the country’s second busiest, said there would be no passenger flights at all on Sunday and Monday.

RC/nm (AFP, dpa)

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