In view of the tightened lockdown in Germany, the railway will reduce its long-distance traffic, the group announced on Tuesday.
Berlin – In view of the tightened lockdown, Deutsche Bahn has announced that it will reduce its long-distance services. “From January 7th, the DB will provide its passengers with around 85 percent of the normal seating available for the time being,” the group informed the German Press Agency on Tuesday evening. This will maintain a basic cycle in long-distance traffic. “For everyone who has to be on the move now, this guarantees reliable transport with sufficient space for space and space on board our trains.”
As in the spring and autumn of last year, there will be adjustments to the offer, according to Deutsche Bahn. Repeater trains and international traffic would be reduced in consultation with the European partner railways and sometimes only one train would be used instead of two.
The federal and state governments had previously agreed in their deliberations to extend the lockdown in Germany until the end of January and to tighten the contact restrictions. In addition, freedom of movement in corona hotspots is to be limited.
There will also be changes for regional passengers such as commuters. The regional transport companies want to maintain the full range of trains and buses at least during peak times. This should happen especially for those “who are mobile and have to go to work”, announced the President of the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV), Ingo Wortmann, on Tuesday.