Germany, Strike, Level 4: Strike in rail traffic by GDL union on 24 January to 29 January across the country – Germany [Update 1]

Update 2024-01-23: According to the sources, the strike on Wednesday (24 January) is expected to result in delays and cancellations affecting Deutsche Bahn train operations.

2024-01-22: The train drivers’ union GDL has announced a new strike for Deutsche Bahn employees, beginning on Wednesday (24 January) at 2 am (local time) on passenger transport and lasting on the following Monday (29 January) until 6 pm (local time) across the country. Additionally, union members at DB Cargo have been called to strike from 6 pm on Tuesday (23 January). The strike is a result of the ongoing collective bargaining dispute, with GDL expressing dissatisfaction with Deutsche Bahn’s third offer.
In case of a strike, major traffic disruptions are to be expected. Delays and cancellations are likely. Before and after official strike hours, disruptions are also possible due to organisational reasons. Passengers are advised to contact their tour operator about the current status in advance to their journey and to schedule additional time for their journey.