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Passengers stop gunman on Berlin-Hamburg train
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Passengers stop gunman on Berlin-Hamburg train

Police arrested a man who fired shots inside an ICE train from Berlin to Hamburg after passengers overpowered him early on Friday morning. READ  

Businesses say train strikes cost over €500m
GDL boss Claus Weselsky and DIHK chief Martin Wansleben. Photos: DPA

Businesses say train strikes cost over €500m

The federation of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) said on Friday that strikes by train drivers' union GDL have cost Germany over half a billion Euros. READ  

Court overturns firing for sleepy train chef
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Court overturns firing for sleepy train chef

A Cologne court has told rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) that it was wrong to fire a restaurant car worker who slept through an entire long-distance journey. READ  

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Ten things to steer clear of on the Autobahn
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Ten things to steer clear of on the Autobahn

We've gathered some of the strangest things that have happened on Germany's famously speedy motorways - but keep your eyes on the road! READ  

Town gets help to save Europe's wonkiest tower
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Town gets help to save Europe's wonkiest tower

Federal funding will save the famous leaning tower of Bad Frankenhausen in Thuringia, which is both taller and wonkier than the Leaning Tower of Pisa. READ  

Unions can't agree in rail pay battle
GDL boss Claus Weselsky, DB personnel director Ulrich Weber and EVG leader Alexander Kirchner. Photo: DPA

Unions can't agree in rail pay battle

Train drivers' union GDL, rail staff union EVG and Deutsche Bahn (DB) failed to reach an agreement in three-way talks on Tuesday. READ  

Second train union threatens strike action
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Second train union threatens strike action

The union representing train service staff (EVG) is threatening to break its long silence over the strikes by train drivers' union GDL against rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB). READ  

Stop the bus, ADAC wants to get off
People boarding an ADAC Postbus service during the recent train drivers' strike. Photo: DPA

Stop the bus, ADAC wants to get off

Bankruptcies at smaller players and ADAC's decision to throw in the towel show an intercity bus market red in tooth and claw. READ  

Train drivers say strike to end Saturday evening
Train drivers' union (GDL) leader Claus Weselsky. Photo: DPA

Train drivers say strike to end Saturday evening

UPDATE: Train drivers' union (GDL) leader Claus Weselsky said on Friday that his members would return to work at 6 pm on Saturday, ending their strike 34 hours earlier than planned. READ  

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Deutsche Bahn goes to court to end strike
Passengers at Frankfurt Central Station on Thursday morning. Photo: DPA

Deutsche Bahn goes to court to end strike

UPDATE: Empty train stations, full roads and fears over fuel supplies - train drivers have begun a 98-hour strike. But rail operator Deutsche Bahn hopes to end the walkout with a court injunction. READ  

Train drivers begin record 98-hour rail strike
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Train drivers begin record 98-hour rail strike

UPDATE: Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday urged the train drivers' union and rail operator Deutsche Bahn to find a compromise in an industrial dispute which has led to the start of a four-day strike. READ  

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Top ten ways to get around without the train
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Top ten ways to get around without the train

As Germany braces for a 98-hour rail strike, millions of travellers are going to have look for creative ways to get around. The Local List has ten suggestions. READ  

German train drivers to strike for 98 hours
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German train drivers to strike for 98 hours

UPDATE: German train drivers will go on their biggest strike in recent history, lasting for four days, from this Wednesday until Monday, union GDL said on Tuesday afternoon. READ  

Train drivers mull action as pilots strike truce
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Train drivers mull action as pilots strike truce

Train drivers' union GDL may announce more walkouts on Monday, but Lufthansa pilots have promised not to repeat their disruptive strikes of recent weeks during negotiations to end the industrial dispute. READ  

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