Strike announced in France

In France, strikes will start on the evening of Wednesday, 4 December. Rail travellers can expect to face delays and cancellations.

The following routes are affected:

  • ICE/TGV trains between Paris Est – Saarbrücken – Mannheim – Frankfurt am Main
  • TGV trains between Marseille – Strasbourg – Mannheim – Frankfurt am Main
  • ICE/TGV trains between Stuttgart – Strasbourg – Paris Est

Please check our travel information service for details.

Changing tickets:
From now until the end of 11 December 2019, you can exchange a route-specific ticket for a ticket on the same route on another day free of charge.

Refunds:
If you have tickets for journeys during this period but you no longer plan to travel, you can return the tickets free of charge and obtain a refund. Click this refund form for tickets booked online.

Information for travellers with DB tickets who are affected by the strikes in France:
You can go to any SNCF sales point to rebook your journey on a different direct train on the same route to Germany. This service is free of charge.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.