Deutsche Bahn is trying to legally stop the 50-hour warning strike on the railways. The company announced on Saturday morning that it had filed a corresponding urgent application with the labor court in Frankfurt am Main. "This step is now necessary in the interest of customers," DB said. The urgent application had been received, the court confirmed to the German Press Agency. The hearing will begin at 12:00 noon.

Hardly any trains will run

The railway and transport union (EVG) wants to paralyze rail traffic again from Sunday evening, 22:00 p.m., with the third warning strike at the railway in the current year. Shortly after the announcement, Deutsche Bahn decided that it would completely suspend long-distance services for the period of the strike. There will also be hardly any trains in regional and freight traffic between Sunday evening, 22:00 p.m., and Tuesday evening, 24:00 p.m.

The EVG and 50 railway companies have been arguing about new collective agreements since the end of February, and negotiations have stalled. Deutsche Bahn described the announced warning strike on Saturday morning as "disproportionate", harming customers and uninvolved third parties.

Since the EVG has also called on employees in signal boxes to strike, it is foreseeable that railway companies that are not currently negotiating with the EVG will also be affected.