Despite the cancellation of the warning strike at the beginning of the week, train passengers and commuters must also be prepared for train cancellations and delays in Hesse. As Deutsche Bahn announced on Sunday, long-distance and regional trains are cancelled nationwide, and around two-thirds of ICE and IC trains are running in long-distance traffic. This also affects Hesse, said a railway spokeswoman at the request of the German Press Agency on Sunday. Regional restrictions and train cancellations are also to be expected in regional transport. Long-distance traffic is expected to be back on the road as planned on Tuesday.

The day before, the originally planned 50-hour warning strike at the railway had been surprisingly cancelled after the company and the railway and transport union (EVG) had agreed to a settlement before the labour court in Frankfurt. Now the railway operation must be reorganized within 24 hours from shutdown to ramp-up, said Deutsche Bahn. "To this end, around 50,000 train journeys in long-distance and local transport alone as well as the associated shift and deployment plans have been replanned nationwide since yesterday. Vehicles have to be rescheduled and some of them have to be moved to new departure points."

Since the warning strike has only been cancelled at Deutsche Bahn, some connections of private railway companies will also be cancelled on Monday and Tuesday. In Hesse, employees of Vias Rail and Vias Logistik will stop work as planned from Sunday evening, 22 p.m., to Tuesday night, 0 a.m., as Thomas Pfeifer, spokesman for the non-federally owned railways at EVG, explained. Accordingly, the Odenwald Railway and the Rheingau line from Frankfurt to Neuwied will be affected.