Deutsche Bahn is preparing again with an emergency timetable for

Deutsche Bahn is preparing again with an emergency timetable for the GDL strike

The planned strike will take place from March 7 at 2am to March 8 at 1pm.
Numerous connections between Germany and Austria are affected,
Long-distance trains must run via Deutsches Eck.

Shortly before the start of the strike by the GDL train drivers' union, Deutsche Bahn (DB) is once again preparing an emergency timetable. To ensure that as many passengers as possible reach their destination, DB will use particularly long trains for long-distance transport. The GDL wants to go on strike in passenger transport across Germany from 2am on Thursday and in freight transport from 6pm on Wednesday. The strike is scheduled to end at 1pm this Friday. Connections between Germany and Austria are also affected again.

ÖBB recommends postponing non-urgent trips to an earlier or later date. ÖBB's long-distance trains via Deutsche Eck between Salzburg and Kufstein are expected to run as scheduled, it said on the ÖBB website on Wednesday. Details about the affected rail connections can be found on and in the ÖBB SCOTTY timetable app. Westbahn trains to and from Munich and Rosenheim as well as via Deutsche Eck to Tirol and Vorarlberg are also expected to run as scheduled.

Negotiations failed

During the latest GDL strikes, Deutsche Bahn said it was able to run around a fifth of its usual long-distance trains. Stauß urgently appealed to the GDL to announce a strike at least 48 hours in advance in order to draw up the emergency timetable. The GDL, however, stated that it would no longer do this in so-called wave attacks in the future. Deutsche Bahn said it wants to make the full range available again from Saturday.

The last four weeks of confidential negotiations between Deutsche Bahn and GDL collapsed last week. The key point is the reduction of the weekly working hours of shift workers from 38 to 35 hours, with full salary remuneration, as required by the GDL. The moderators suggested a gradual reduction to 36 hours by 2028. The railway accepted, but the GDL rejected it. “She stood up, abandoned the negotiations and is not willing to make concessions”, criticized Stauß. “It doesn’t move an inch.” (APA/Portal)

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