How to navigate the Deutsche Bahn train strikes in your region of Germany
FOR MEMBERS

How to navigate the Deutsche Bahn train strikes in your region of Germany

A standoff between the GDL train drivers’ union and Deutsche Bahn means that rail services will be crippled nationwide in Germany for five days. Here’s the information you need to navigate the strikes in your region.

EXPLAINED: How Germany is finally set to improve Wifi and phone signal on trains
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: How Germany is finally set to improve Wifi and phone signal on trains

‘We’re running late on this’: Deutsche Bahn promises better Wifi on German trains by 2026

‘We’re running late on this’: Deutsche Bahn promises better Wifi on German trains by 2026

Delayed train? Germany’s Deutsche Bahn to give online refunds for first time

Delayed train? Germany’s Deutsche Bahn to give online refunds for first time

Everything that changes in Germany in February 2021
FOR MEMBERS

Everything that changes in Germany in February 2021

Deutsche Bahn reports highest punctuality rate in 15 years

Deutsche Bahn reports highest punctuality rate in 15 years

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Germany’s new long-distance rail timetable
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Germany’s new long-distance rail timetable

Coronavirus pushes Deutsche Bahn into ‘worst-ever financial crisis’

Coronavirus pushes Deutsche Bahn into ‘worst-ever financial crisis’

Deutsche Bahn warns of worst-ever loss due to pandemic

Deutsche Bahn warns of worst-ever loss due to pandemic

Trains to travel between major German cities every 30 minutes

Trains to travel between major German cities every 30 minutes

Restored historic train line to connect Berlin with Prague and Vienna

Restored historic train line to connect Berlin with Prague and Vienna

Union boss accuses Deutsche Bahn of playing on job-cut fears

Union boss accuses Deutsche Bahn of playing on job-cut fears

Man arrested over German rail sabotage attempt

Man arrested over German rail sabotage attempt

Loose bolts on high-speed ICE rail line was a ‘possible attack’, say German police

Loose bolts on high-speed ICE rail line was a ‘possible attack’, say German police

Deutsche Bahn halts rail services throughout Germany as storm intensifies

Deutsche Bahn halts rail services throughout Germany as storm intensifies

Deutsche Bahn rejects 25 Bombardier trains over ‘manufacturing defects’

Deutsche Bahn rejects 25 Bombardier trains over ‘manufacturing defects’

Update: Germany to invest €62 billion to modernize rail network

Update: Germany to invest €62 billion to modernize rail network

How German startups are profiting from Deutsche Bahn delays

How German startups are profiting from Deutsche Bahn delays

What you need to know about Deutsche Bahn’s new reduced ticket prices
FOR MEMBERS

What you need to know about Deutsche Bahn’s new reduced ticket prices

What you need to know about Germany’s new 2020 train timetable
FOR MEMBERS

What you need to know about Germany’s new 2020 train timetable

Deutsche Bahn to introduce its own ‘Siri’ to better assist customers

Deutsche Bahn to introduce its own ‘Siri’ to better assist customers

Major train delays hit western Germany as police hunt murder suspect

Major train delays hit western Germany as police hunt murder suspect

Lack of staff at German railway stations raises safety concerns

Lack of staff at German railway stations raises safety concerns

Deutsche Bahn to stop using cancer-linked pesticide on its tracks

Deutsche Bahn to stop using cancer-linked pesticide on its tracks

How travelling by train in Germany is set to improve
FOR MEMBERS

How travelling by train in Germany is set to improve

Why so many trains in Germany are late

Why so many trains in Germany are late

How tickets for long-distance trains in Germany could become much cheaper

How tickets for long-distance trains in Germany could become much cheaper

Passengers shocked after high-speed German ICE train ‘hit by bullets’

Passengers shocked after high-speed German ICE train ‘hit by bullets’

Deutsche Bahn reports record revenues despite train delays

Deutsche Bahn reports record revenues despite train delays

Deutsche Bahn to spend over €10 billion to improve rail services

Deutsche Bahn to spend over €10 billion to improve rail services

Rail passengers in Germany paid €53.6 million compensation over late trains

Rail passengers in Germany paid €53.6 million compensation over late trains

Deutsche Bahn execs to discuss how to pull company out of debt

Deutsche Bahn execs to discuss how to pull company out of debt

How Deutsche Bahn plans to improve its service and staffing in 2019

How Deutsche Bahn plans to improve its service and staffing in 2019

Train passengers face more disruption after rail strike

Train passengers face more disruption after rail strike

Update: Rail strike causes chaos throughout Germany

Update: Rail strike causes chaos throughout Germany

Deutsche Bahn price increases to kick in this weekend

Deutsche Bahn price increases to kick in this weekend

Train passengers in Germany should receive more money back for delays: EP vote

Train passengers in Germany should receive more money back for delays: EP vote

Deutsche Bahn raising prices, adding new routes

Deutsche Bahn raising prices, adding new routes

Everything that changes in Germany in August 2018

Everything that changes in Germany in August 2018

Deutsche Bahn to beef up express Berlin-Munich route amid soaring passenger numbers

Deutsche Bahn to beef up express Berlin-Munich route amid soaring passenger numbers

Deutsche Bahn to offer new budget ticket for long distance travellers

Deutsche Bahn to offer new budget ticket for long distance travellers

Bavarian police arrest traffic controller after train crash claims two lives

Bavarian police arrest traffic controller after train crash claims two lives

140,000 Deutsche Bahn trains never arrived at their destination last year

140,000 Deutsche Bahn trains never arrived at their destination last year

Extreme cold wreaks havoc on suburban trains in Munich and Berlin

Extreme cold wreaks havoc on suburban trains in Munich and Berlin

Deutsche Bahn ‘exploited climate change’ to duck blame for train delays

Deutsche Bahn ‘exploited climate change’ to duck blame for train delays

What now? Rail and air travel in Germany after the hurricane

What now? Rail and air travel in Germany after the hurricane

Number of train passengers travelling between Berlin and Munich doubles

Number of train passengers travelling between Berlin and Munich doubles

Why the new Berlin-Munich rail line has got off to such a bad start

Why the new Berlin-Munich rail line has got off to such a bad start

‘Historic’ opening of Berlin-Munich high-speed rail line hit by delays, cancellations

‘Historic’ opening of Berlin-Munich high-speed rail line hit by delays, cancellations

This is how much quicker German trains will be starting Sunday

This is how much quicker German trains will be starting Sunday

‘Treated like criminals’: two tourists describe their ordeal with Munich ticket inspectors

‘Treated like criminals’: two tourists describe their ordeal with Munich ticket inspectors

Opening of new Berlin-Munich high-speed train line to be celebrated Friday

Opening of new Berlin-Munich high-speed train line to be celebrated Friday

Can Germans fast track California’s delayed high-speed rail project?

Can Germans fast track California’s delayed high-speed rail project?

New ‘eTuk-Tuk’ shuttle service to be tested in Frankfurt

New ‘eTuk-Tuk’ shuttle service to be tested in Frankfurt

High-speed train from Munich to Berlin abandoned after it hits wild boar

High-speed train from Munich to Berlin abandoned after it hits wild boar

Controversy, as Deutsche Bahn plans to name train after Anne Frank

Controversy, as Deutsche Bahn plans to name train after Anne Frank

Deutsche Bahn raises ticket prices between Berlin and Munich by 14 percent

Deutsche Bahn raises ticket prices between Berlin and Munich by 14 percent

Test phase begins for train tickets free from hassle of conductor

Test phase begins for train tickets free from hassle of conductor

7 trains delayed as French tourists use tracks as bike path to idyllic island

7 trains delayed as French tourists use tracks as bike path to idyllic island

International cyber attacks put ransoms on German rail station screens

International cyber attacks put ransoms on German rail station screens

IN PICS: Empty high-speed train in Frankfurt derails in dramatic crash

IN PICS: Empty high-speed train in Frankfurt derails in dramatic crash

Germany’s train service just trolled Trump super hard

Germany’s train service just trolled Trump super hard

German rail giant ramps up ‘Silk Road’ freight line to China

German rail giant ramps up ‘Silk Road’ freight line to China

Meet the Berlin train startup taking on Deutsche Bahn

Meet the Berlin train startup taking on Deutsche Bahn

Travelling Germany by train? Better get there early

Travelling Germany by train? Better get there early

Austria comes to rescue of German sleeper trains

Austria comes to rescue of German sleeper trains

Deutsche Bahn jacks up prices for first time in 3 years

Deutsche Bahn jacks up prices for first time in 3 years

DB wants to arm conductors with pepper spray, martial arts

DB wants to arm conductors with pepper spray, martial arts

New train line to cut 2 hours off Berlin-Munich trips

New train line to cut 2 hours off Berlin-Munich trips

German Rail records billion Euro loss after troubled year

German Rail records billion Euro loss after troubled year

Deutsche Bahn goes door-to-door with electric cars

Deutsche Bahn goes door-to-door with electric cars

Woman seeks compensation for wetting herself on train

Woman seeks compensation for wetting herself on train

Railway sunbather brings trains to a halt

Railway sunbather brings trains to a halt

Train drivers agree to end strike at 7pm

Train drivers agree to end strike at 7pm

DB and train drivers ‘working on mediation’

DB and train drivers ‘working on mediation’

GDL union is danger to itself and others

GDL union is danger to itself and others

Drivers’ strike goes ahead after rail talks fail

Drivers’ strike goes ahead after rail talks fail

Train drivers to strike from Wednesday: union

Train drivers to strike from Wednesday: union

Rail strikes continue after union rejects talks

Rail strikes continue after union rejects talks

Drivers’ walkout brings fresh rail misery

Drivers’ walkout brings fresh rail misery

Train drivers hang on for second strike day

Train drivers hang on for second strike day

Train drivers’ strike to hit Wednesday, Thursday

Train drivers’ strike to hit Wednesday, Thursday

Union plans new rail strikes this week

Union plans new rail strikes this week

Deutsche Bahn flirts with drivers’ strike deadline

Deutsche Bahn flirts with drivers’ strike deadline

Attacks on train staff surge by 25 percent

Attacks on train staff surge by 25 percent

Deutsche Bahn brings drivers back to table

Deutsche Bahn brings drivers back to table

Train drivers confirm new strikes

Train drivers confirm new strikes

Deutsche Bahn rejects drivers’ strike ultimatum

Deutsche Bahn rejects drivers’ strike ultimatum

placeholder image

Railway union threatens strike over €2

Deutsche Bahn wins allies in air cartel suit

Deutsche Bahn wins allies in air cartel suit

Hundreds stranded on faulty ICE train

Hundreds stranded on faulty ICE train

‘Breakthrough’ in train strike: union

‘Breakthrough’ in train strike: union

‘Give in or else’ top union warns rail chiefs

‘Give in or else’ top union warns rail chiefs

Businesses say train strikes cost over €500m

Businesses say train strikes cost over €500m

Court overturns firing for sleepy train chef

Court overturns firing for sleepy train chef

Unions can’t agree in rail pay battle

Unions can’t agree in rail pay battle

Second train union threatens strike action

Second train union threatens strike action

Rail strikes not over yet: local GDL boss

Rail strikes not over yet: local GDL boss

Train drivers say strike to end Saturday evening

Train drivers say strike to end Saturday evening

Deutsche Bahn goes to court to end strike

Deutsche Bahn goes to court to end strike

Train drivers begin record 98-hour rail strike

Train drivers begin record 98-hour rail strike

Buses up prices, football fans brawl, trains return

Buses up prices, football fans brawl, trains return

The man who stopped Germany’s trains

The man who stopped Germany’s trains

Trains return to normal after 14-hour strike

Trains return to normal after 14-hour strike

Rail boss attacks ‘brazen’ union over strike

Rail boss attacks ‘brazen’ union over strike

Train drivers to strike on Wednesday for 14 hours

Train drivers to strike on Wednesday for 14 hours

Train strike over but delays continue

Train strike over but delays continue

Train drivers to strike for nine hours

Train drivers to strike for nine hours

Union plans further train strikes over pay

Union plans further train strikes over pay

Train drivers vote in favour of strikes

Train drivers vote in favour of strikes

Deutsche Bahn freezes most ticket prices

Deutsche Bahn freezes most ticket prices

Train staff face record level of violence

Train staff face record level of violence

Germany’s super train arrives – two years late

Germany’s super train arrives – two years late

Watchdog probes Deutsche Bahn tickets

Watchdog probes Deutsche Bahn tickets

Train job for Merkel ally turns to satire

Train job for Merkel ally turns to satire

Record numbers claim for train pain

Record numbers claim for train pain

Crumbling rail bridges threaten train network

Crumbling rail bridges threaten train network

ICE trains restart Hannover – Berlin route

ICE trains restart Hannover – Berlin route

Old World War II bomb halts train travel

Old World War II bomb halts train travel

Deutsche Post and ADAC unveil bus network

Deutsche Post and ADAC unveil bus network

Train boss begs staff to return from holiday

Train boss begs staff to return from holiday

Three train signallers ‘hold key to rail chaos’

Three train signallers ‘hold key to rail chaos’

Stuttgart rail project splutters again

Stuttgart rail project splutters again

Staff and energy costs hit Bahn profits

Staff and energy costs hit Bahn profits

Opposition sinks plans to split Deutsche Bahn

Opposition sinks plans to split Deutsche Bahn

English Channel tunnel opened to German rail

English Channel tunnel opened to German rail

Machines spit out fivers in platform pickles

Machines spit out fivers in platform pickles

Lufthansa passengers offered rail vouchers

Lufthansa passengers offered rail vouchers

Metal thieves delay 17,000 German trains

Metal thieves delay 17,000 German trains

Bird traps hundreds in Cologne train overnight

Bird traps hundreds in Cologne train overnight

German railway stations ordered to go electronic

German railway stations ordered to go electronic

Violent vomiting bug halts high-speed train

Violent vomiting bug halts high-speed train

Deutsche Bahn in new fight with Bombardier

Deutsche Bahn in new fight with Bombardier

Deutsche Bahn sues train builder over faults

Deutsche Bahn sues train builder over faults

Deutsche Bahn sues steel giants over cartel

Deutsche Bahn sues steel giants over cartel

Hamburg gas leak causes train delays

Hamburg gas leak causes train delays

Should trains become booze-free zones?

Should trains become booze-free zones?

Rösler plans to sell off state-owned firms

Rösler plans to sell off state-owned firms

Wage worries feed German consumer jitters

Wage worries feed German consumer jitters

ATM hackers turn to train ticket machines

ATM hackers turn to train ticket machines

Price-fixing steel bosses ‘entertained in brothels’

Price-fixing steel bosses ‘entertained in brothels’

Budget trains steam into Bahn monopoly

Budget trains steam into Bahn monopoly

Conductor goes off rails, steals driver seats

Conductor goes off rails, steals driver seats

‘Budget’ rail company takes on Deutsche Bahn

‘Budget’ rail company takes on Deutsche Bahn

Bahn sends bill to accident victim’s family

Bahn sends bill to accident victim’s family

Protesters mount diggers in bid to save trees

Protesters mount diggers in bid to save trees

Millions needed to fix five-year-old rail bridge

Millions needed to fix five-year-old rail bridge

Deutsche Bahn set to rake in record profits

Deutsche Bahn set to rake in record profits

Deutsche Bahn apologizes for forgetting Wolfsburg – again

Deutsche Bahn apologizes for forgetting Wolfsburg – again

Deutsche Bahn staff grumpy and demotivated

Deutsche Bahn staff grumpy and demotivated

Tarantula startles Berlin train station staff

Tarantula startles Berlin train station staff

Internal documents suggest Bahn hid true costs of Stuttgart 21

Internal documents suggest Bahn hid true costs of Stuttgart 21

Deutsche Bahn decides against boarding intercity buses

Deutsche Bahn decides against boarding intercity buses

Fire breaks out on high-speed ICE train

Fire breaks out on high-speed ICE train

Deutsche Bahn loses case against rival bus service

Deutsche Bahn loses case against rival bus service

Eurail and InterRail Passes: Where a journey becomes an adventure
PARTNER CONTENT

Eurail and InterRail Passes: Where a journey becomes an adventure

Deutsche Bahn offices raided by European Commission

Deutsche Bahn offices raided by European Commission

Train drivers edge closer to deal

Train drivers edge closer to deal

Rail chaos more severe in December than first thought

Rail chaos more severe in December than first thought

Damning report rules out Deutsche Bahn share sale

Damning report rules out Deutsche Bahn share sale

Regional trains add to transport woes

Regional trains add to transport woes

ICE train crashes into garbage truck, injuring 10

ICE train crashes into garbage truck, injuring 10

Trains not equipped for heat wave: watchdog

Trains not equipped for heat wave: watchdog

Deutsche Bahn plans massive investments

Deutsche Bahn plans massive investments

Train collision injures 16

Train collision injures 16

Conductor throws teen off train for travelling without ticket

Conductor throws teen off train for travelling without ticket

Regional train collision injures one in Berlin

Regional train collision injures one in Berlin

No delays for Deutsche Bahn stock market listing

No delays for Deutsche Bahn stock market listing

German railway might avoid crippling strike

German railway might avoid crippling strike

Storm ‘Emma’ death toll rises in Germany

Storm ‘Emma’ death toll rises in Germany

How the coronavirus pandemic is changing train travel in Germany

How the coronavirus pandemic is changing train travel in Germany

placeholder image

Deutsche Bahn to double cleaners on trains and make station toilets free

Germany plans massive cash injection for corona-hit Deutsche Bahn

Germany plans massive cash injection for corona-hit Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn sees 85 percent drop in passenger numbers due to coronavirus

Deutsche Bahn sees 85 percent drop in passenger numbers due to coronavirus