Strike to disrupt long distance and regional train services Sept. 2-6



USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

The German Locomotive Drivers union (GDL) has authorized a strike which will affect passenger train traffic across Germany from Sept. 2-6.

This includes many long distance and regional trains operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB), as well as the S-Bahn.

Bus services, U-Bahn, and trains operated by other companies (such as the Schönbuchbahn) are not affected, although they may have increased passenger numbers.

Many of DB’s long distance and regional trains will be canceled, and passengers are asked to delay non-essential travel if possible. Tickets already booked for travel between Sept. 2-7 may be canceled free of charge or used flexibly through September 17.

The Stuttgart S-Bahn will attempt to run hourly intervals on its main lines using a replacement timetable. Up-to-date services are searchable using the DB Navigator app and will be available on the VVS Mobil and SSB Move apps no later than Thursday.

Due to construction work, S-Bahn trains stop at tracks on the main concourse at the Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof.

According to information from DB, ICE/TGV trains on the Stuttgart – Strasbourg – Paris route, as well as some other international routes, are not expected to be affected

Detailed information relating to the strike is available from these sources: