Drivers’ union GDL announced on Tuesday a 14-hour strike lasting from Wednesday 2pm to Thursday 4am.
It is the second nationwide train strike in a week, following last Wednesday’s walkout in an ongoing dispute between the union and rail operator Deutsche Bahn over pay and working hours.
Last Wednesday, a nine-hour strike overnight caused severe disruption the following day as trains were in the wrong places to run a normal service.
Drivers want a five-percent pay increase and a two-hour cut to their working week.
The strike will hit national and regional services as well as city S-Bahn trains.