The strike of drivers in Germany ended at two in the morning on 13th of August.

В Германии из-за забастовки машинистов были задержаны почти 300 грузовых поездов

Łukasz Antczak Agencja Gazeta

DB Cargo trains have started to operate, but the impact of the action will be felt for a long time, informs railway magazine Railway Supply, citing Deutsche Bahn.

DB Cargo operations have been paralyzed since the strike began on Tuesday 10 August.

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Freight locomotive drivers began strike that day at 19:00 local time. On Wednesday, August 11, at two o’clock in the morning, a 48-hour strike of locomotive drivers of passenger trains, as well as infrastructure units of Deutsche Bahn, started.

The company tried to keep critical supply chains running and worked with other operators. But most of the services have been stopped, impacting both national and international traffic. According to DB, almost 300 freight trains stopped due to the actions of the drivers.

The strike mainly affected transport chains with Poland and the Czech Republic. There were also problems with traffic in Switzerland and Italy.

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The strike also influenced the movement of the New Silk Road. For example, a train from China to Tilburn (Netherlands) could not cross Germany. Other China-Europe trains faced the same problem.

Train delays and cancellations in Germany have seriously affected connections with the Netherlands. After the end of the strike, the company invited the GDL Locomotive Drivers Union to resume negotiations urgently.


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