The warning strikes in public transport go into the next round: After already last Tuesday in Frankfurt subways and trams were at a standstill, it has now been announced that there will be another strike next week. In plain language, this means that anyone travelling by public transport on Tuesday will again need time and good nerves. Because it must be expected that on Tuesday, October 6, from about 3 o'clock for 24 hours all nine subway lines and ten tram lines will be on strike.
Especially the strike of the subway as the backbone of the urban transport network will hit many passengers painfully. But there is some relief, as suburban trains, regional trains and bus lines are scheduled to run as planned on that day (if there are not again, as has happened so often in recent days, switch or overhead line failures and other obstructions to suburban rail service). This is an alternative, but of course it can't be a full substitute for the strike lines. Especially since it can be assumed that the suburban trains, regional trains and buses will be even more crowded than usual - and that will probably leave many passengers with a rather uneasy feeling. Therefore, once again an urgent appeal to all those who will be travelling by public transport on this day: Please wear masks - and over your mouth AND nose.
The municipal public transport company traffiQ and the VGF recommend their passengers to get updated information as soon as possible before starting their journey. You can get it via the radio stations, on the RMV service telephone 069/242480-24, which is available around the clock, on the Internet at http://www.rmv-frankfurt.de and in social media.
In the Internet timetable information, the subway and tram connections can be hidden, so that only the alternative suburban trains, regional trains and buses that actually run are displayed: Under "With what", select "Show options" and remove the checkmarks there for "U-Bahn" and for "Straßenbahn".
CAUTION: Since the union only discloses its strike strategy to a limited extent, this information is subject to change at short notice. traffiQ and VGF will provide regular and as up-to-date as possible information on the strike situation on the Internet, on social media channels and with notices, especially to radio stations.
These lines are expected to operate despite the public service warning strike:
- all S-Bahn lines (S1 - S9)
- all regional trains
- all bus lines
- the rail replacement service (SEV) for lines U6 and U7 between Bockenheimer Warte, Westend, Alte Oper and Taunusanlage