From tomorrow onwards, there is already the threat of chaos on the rails - also in and around Frankfurt: the reason for this is the industrial action of the German Train Drivers' Union (GDL), which is reaching the next stage with an (initially) 48-hour strike in passenger transport. The strike is scheduled to last from 2 a.m. on Wednesday, August 11, until 2 a.m. on Friday, August 13.
Commuters must be prepared for the fact that the S-Bahns operated by DB in the entire Rhine-Main area will also be affected by the strike. Massive disruptions such as cancellations and delays must be expected. In order to minimize the impact on passengers in Frankfurt and to continue to offer as much space as possible with passenger numbers currently on the rise again, VGF and traffiQ have decided at short notice to maximize capacity on Frankfurt's subway lines on both days:
the U1, U2, U3, U6 and U8 lines will run with three-car trains
the line U7 runs with three-car-trains and in the morning rush hour partly with four-car-trains
the U4 line runs with four-car trains
the U5 line runs with two-car trains.
Appeal to passengers: please inform!
Passengers are asked to inform themselves shortly before departure via the RMV app and at rmv-frankfurt.de to find out about the timetables and their connections. The staff on the RMV service phone at 069/24248024 are also available around the clock and will be happy to provide advice.
Should there be any further implications for public transport in and around Frankfurt, we will of course keep you up to date!