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Monday, October 15, 2007

Rail Strike Situation

Current situation (Thursday, November 22nd, 10am): No strikes are currently planned.

Deutsche Bahn has made a new offer to train drivers' union GDL, who is considering whether to recommend acceptance. Their decision will taken by Monday next week (November 26th) which means no strikes are likely before then.

Other transport services

Other local transport services not run by Deutsche Bahn (U-Bahn, buses, trams etc.) are not affected by any rail strikes, although in the event of a strike they will be busier than usual. In Berlin the BVG does try to run longer U-Bahn trains and operate more buses / trams but cannot guarantee capacity increases at short notice.

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Comments
I am arriving at Tegel on a Sunday from New York. Are there banks or ATMs at the airport so that I can obtain euros?
Posted by: Henry Pelham Burn | 2007-11-26 20:26
Yes, there are ATMs and a bureau de change at Tegel. See the Airport Tegel page ( http://berlin.barwick.de/travel-transport/airports/tegel-airport-txl.html ) for details. There is at least one in the new Terminal C, the others are in the main terminal building. (It's not a large airport so they should be fairly easy to find).

Have a nice trip!
Posted by: Penguin | 2007-11-26 21:30
Are there currently any rail strikes between Schoenefeld airport and Berlin city centre?
Posted by: PAUL HUNTER | 2009-06-04 19:51
No, there are no strikes in progress or planned.
Posted by: Penguin | 2009-06-05 03:04
Are there currently any rail strikes between Schoenefeld airport and Berlin city centre? And is any strike planned for mid-June?
Posted by: Gabi R | 2010-05-28 15:08
I'm arriving a Schoenefeld on 26th. What's the best transport to get to city center?
Posted by: Francisco Bezerra Cosmo | 2010-12-16 21:40