This strike is severely affecting not only Germany, but also our Austrian Federal Railways (OBB): From November 15, 2023, 10 pm, to November 16, 2023, 6 pm, train traffic between Germany and Austria is completely halted. Kind of expected to stall. , with the group. The only exception: intra-Austrian daytime traffic between Salzberg and Tyrol via Deutsches Eck remains unaffected by the restrictions. Deutsche Bahn appealed to passengers to postpone their plans.
Night trains (NightJet and EuroNight) will also be affected by the strike measures. There will be interruptions, partial interruptions and changes. Night trains to/from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands may not run on the night of 15 to 16 November. However, regular night train services are scheduled to resume on the night of 16 to 17 November.
Deutsche Bahn is responding to the strike with reduced emergency timetables for long-distance transport. Despite longer trains and more seats, “ridership cannot be guaranteed,” the company states.
The demands of the train driver union GDL are key to the strike: they demand, among other things, a monthly increase of 555 euros, a reduction of working hours to 35 hours per week for shift workers without a cut in salary. -Time tax-free inflation bonus of 3,000 euros. The Railways rejects the demands as excessive.