Deutsche Bahn can tap into additional reserves and run over 10% more long-distance trains as part of its back-up timetable for today. Thanks to this, around 15,000 additional seats will be available to customers. The route between Karlsruhe/Stuttgart and Frankfurt Airport is just one of the connections served by these additional trains, which will be added gradually to the company's timetable information. The inclusion of these extra services means that some 220 long-distance trains will be in operation today, 12 August.
Rail customers reacted very calmly to the first day of the current strike and displayed a great deal of considerateness despite the situation leading to crowded trains. DB expects trains to be very full once more today, despite the increase in capacity. As a result, the company is again asking people to postpone any journeys that are not absolutely essential. Masks continue to be mandatory on board trains.
Anyone who has to travel should make sure they know the details of their connection before starting out. The replacement timetables are available online on bahn.de and in the DB Navigator app. Information is also available from the free strike hotline: 08000 99 66 33 (within Germany). DB's customers will continue to benefit from the company's extensive goodwill arrangements.