Germany, Strike, Level 4: GDL strike from 12 March across the country – Germany

2024-03-10: The German Locomotive Drivers’ Union (GDL) has declared a strike in the ongoing wage dispute with Deutsche Bahn. Commencing on Tuesday (12 March) at around 2 am (local time), both passenger and freight traffic will halt until Wednesday (13 March) at around 2 am (local time) across the country. This abrupt industrial action, announced with little over 24 hours’ notice, follows unsuccessful negotiations.
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.