The German Railway and Transport Workers’ Union has announced a 50-hour rail strike. It will start late Sunday night and last until Tuesday next week. According to the Hungarian State Railways (MÁV), the strike will also affect international services to and from Hungary.
“The walkout already affects international trains to Germany on Saturday and Sunday evening. The Deutsche Bahn (DB) advises passengers to postpone their journey if possible,” the statement of MÁV said.
Expect the following changes on Monday and Tuesday:
- Railjet xpress trains to and from Germany only run to and from Salzburg. On the section in Germany, they will be omitted from the timetable.
- The Hungária EuroCity trains (EC 252, 253) only run between Budapest and Prague main station (Praha hl. n.). They do not run between Prague and Hamburg.
- The Metropol EuroNight (EN 476) from Budapest to Berlin on the evenings of 14 and 15 (Sunday and Monday) will only run to the Polish border station of Rzepin. On the German leg, a replacement bus will be available between Rzepin and Berlin.
- The Metropol EuroNight (EN477) from Berlin to Budapest on the 15th and 16th (Monday and Tuesday evenings) will only run from the Polish border station of Rzepin. The train will not run on the German section.
- The Stuttgart part of the Kálmán Imre EuroNight (EN 462/236) departing from Budapest on 13, 14 and 15 (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) will not run. The Zurich part of the train is diverted within Austria via Zell am See station and is therefore expected to arrive in Zurich with a 90-minute delay.
- The Stuttgart part of the Kálmán Imre EuroNight (EN 237/463) from Stuttgart to Budapest on 14, 15 and 16 (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) will not run.
- The Kálmán Imre EuroNight (EN 467/463) from Zurich to Budapest on 14 and 16 June is diverted within Austria via Zell am See station and is expected to arrive in Budapest with a 120-minute delay.
Tickets already purchased by 11 May for the journey to or from Germany on 14, 15 or 16 May can be refunded free of charge. More information on this can be found on the MÁV website.