Rail traffic in Austria resumed on Tuesday. All traffic, including freight trains, came to a halt on Monday due to a railroad strike. Given the impact of the 24-hour strike on rail traffic, delays are possible over the next few days. Railway Supply magazine writes about this with reference to RailFreight.


RailCargo Group said the strike affected their freight customers, but since the warning strike was announced, RCG has been doing everything possible to minimize the impact on customers. Trains scheduled for Monday departed on the weekend or were rescheduled for Tuesday. Since Thursday last week, empty freight cars have been provided so that customers can at least load them on Monday.

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The company explained that the organization of such events requires some planning time, but it was not due to the late notice of the strike. To cope with the backlog of trains after the strike, the operator has prepared additional resources in the form of vehicles and personnel. This is agreed with each individual client, taking into account the specifics of each trip.

The strike was announced by the railroad trade union Vida. It was first announced on Monday, November 21, when it became clear that the negotiations had failed. The parties made another attempt to negotiate this weekend, but on Sunday it became clear that the strike could not be prevented.

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