German train drivers have decided to go on strike, which will take place from 22:00 on Wednesday and will end at 18:00 tomorrow. The protest is organized by the GDL trade union. Services will be limited due to the strike, but private and regional carriers will avoid difficulties with the strike.
Around 30 services will be canceled due to the strike and will not be replaced by other alternative transport. On the Prague–Berlin (EuroCity) regional line, passengers will experience difficulties as far as Dresden. This applies to connections between Prague and Berlin and in regional train transport between Cheb and Nuremberg.
Czech Railways spokesman Petr Šťáhlavský told Nauzal that the lockout will affect around a hundred Czech passengers.
“Trains of the long-distance carrier DB Ferverkehr in Germany will not run shortly before the strike, during the strike and in some cases shortly after the end of the strike, or will be assembled from other sets. We recommend that trips to and from Germany during the strike be made during the morning of November 15, or postponed until Friday, November 17,” ČD states on its website.
ČD also recommended that passengers follow up-to-date information on the website and, for trips in Germany, also on the DB website. Tickets issued in advance from and to Germany, within Germany and in transit through Germany on November 15 and 16 can be used by passengers at any time from November 15 to November 23, 2023, the tickets are no longer tied to a specific train. “We recommend passengers to purchase seats for new journeys,” the carrier said. It will also be possible to return tickets without deduction.