The replacement schedule was “started stable”, as a railway spokeswoman said. The plan provides that 40 percent of the regular timetable will be offered in regional traffic.
The nationwide strike of the Union of German Locomotive Drivers (GDL) also caused numerous train cancellations and delays in Bavaria on Friday morning. According to the railway, there were severe disruptions in the timetable for both long-distance and local transport.
The replacement schedule was “started steadily”, as a railway spokeswoman said on Friday. This stipulates that 40 percent of the regular timetable will be offered in regional traffic. The S-Bahn in Munich and Nuremberg should run at least every hour. Nationwide, they want every fourth long-distance train to run. Competitors of Deutsche Bahn are not on strike. However, restrictions are also possible for them as a result of the strikes.
The GDL was initially unavailable on Friday. “Participation in the strike is good because the frustration is enormous,” a spokesman for GDL Bayern said on Thursday. The train drivers’ union is fighting for more money and better working conditions for its members.
With the strike scheduled for more than five days in the current collective bargaining round at Deutsche Bahn, the GDL wants to emphasize its demands for a total of 3.2 percent more money over a period of 28 months and a corona premium of 600 euros. Deutsche Bahn had originally aimed for a significantly longer term of around 40 months. With the new offer, she has now announced 36 months and a corona bonus of up to 600 euros.