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The Berlin public transport : U-Bahn-block and strike at the airport


Since Friday last week, nothing goes on the lines U2 and U3 around the Wittenbergplatz. With the end of the holiday on Monday, it was expected, therefore, delays in commuter traffic, but the feared Chaos on the alternate routes remain in the past. The trains, the U1 driving in Four-minute intervals, and are not crowded in spite of the blocking of the other lines on Monday morning. "Who knows the blocking, differs," says Johanna Steiner, whose way to work would normally lead to the U2 Eberswalder Straße to Wittenberg Platz. The Doctor switched on this Morning, on the U1, could imagine but also to other modes of transport such as car sharing to Dodge.

Johanna Steiner was prepared for the blocking well.Maria-Mercedes Hering

the car is in the Berlin traffic with an Alternative to the blocked U-Bahn lines U2 and U3, doubted Sascha Perovic from the middle. Of the closures, he knew stations through signs and announcements on the train, however, he is dependent on the line. Perovic has brought in the Morning with his wife, the son to school and his wife for the first day of work. Normally it would take half an hour, but with the Transfers and the Waiting at each of the stations, the family was ten minutes longer on the road. Today was more been going on than in the past few weeks, as the holidays were, he said.

the S-Bahn between West cross and Spandau is locked

Thomas Dinges is, however, surprised that on a Monday morning in Berlin's U-Bahn was going on. He has already experienced a few weeks ago from the media of the block and continues on to this limited range. "You have to accept." Because he has to use on his way from Halensee to the Mohr road the connection, if he wants to come to his place of work in the Federal Ministry of labour and social Affairs.

On the way to Mohr road, Jodi Church-Wagner is, she travels with her daughter to day care. Actually, you have to travel only one Station from the Augsburg road to the Wittenberg Platz and from there take the U2 change. Because of the blocking of the U2 and U3 you had to walk to the Wittenbergplatz through the rain, the U1, and then to the track, the U2-triangle - with a child-a troublesome car. There is no Alternative for you. Until today, she has to learn of the restrictions, the information on the stations you find are too small and difficult to understand.

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up to 24. February run between the Zoo station and Gleisdreieck no U2 line trains, the trains, the U3 to 3. March between Spichernstraße and Warsaw road. The majority of the passengers to collect the partially parallel U1, a rail replacement service would be set up in these areas, as the BVG announced.

At the U-Bahnhof gleisdreieck try to sweeten the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe on Monday morning the customer the construction site with chocolate biscuits, as a passenger on the train said on the social network Twitter. In addition to the construction work on the U-Bahn routes on the S-Bahn route between West cross and Spandau worked, the S3, and S9 are affected. The blocking is still up to 17. January, 1.30 PM take it with a replacement service with buses. At the same time on the S is being renovated railway'm in the North-South Tunnel. Between the stations Gesundbrunnen and Yorckstraße, and York street (großgörschen road) will not operate, therefore, like last weekend, the lines S1, S2, S25 and S26 between Friday, 22 PM, and Monday, 1.30 p.m., a rail replacement service with buses will be set up in this area.

After the warning strike of the security personnel are long queues even in front of the airport Tegel.Maria-Mercedes Hering


Who works in spite of the many interruptions, nevertheless, to the airport Tegel or Schönefeld airport, has also had problems with the trip: Between 5 PM and 8.45 PM, the security personnel laid down at the Berlin airport on his work. The trade Union Verdi had called for the strike. In Tegel, long queues formed in the Morning in front of the ticket counters and security checkpoints, because the operation had to start after the end of the Strikes.

Who ended up today around 9 am with the Bus to Tegel drove, directly after Exiting the bus, in the queue for the security check at Terminal D. At the rearmost end of the long person number of the people Waiting were still in the open, slowly at first, you could advance into the interior with the security clearance. Michael Borchard, wants to fly from Berlin-Tegel to Cologne-Bonn has already rebooked on Sunday and are now traveling only three hours later. While he stands in a wet outdoor area in front of the Terminal D, expressed his understanding for many, the end of the strike: "So lush, not to earn."

a Few meters behind him, a Maintenance is less understanding. Oh you want to fly with eurowings to Köln-Bonn and already knew of the strike-related restrictions. You be more often affected by flight cancellations due to strikes, often of their flights without a replacement would be removed. "A strike is a good means to achieve something. It hits the wrong people", she points out - the group bosses would be hindered by the work stoppage. If you should not get your flight, she hopes to substitute offers of the airline. Then you would take the train. "This means a loss of time, but the time is coming."

More warning Strikes in Tegel are possible

The people to push themselves a bit further, then the queue comes to a halt. So it's slow going. If the departure of the seam, run the airport staff to the waiting row along and ask who needs to take the machine. These persons may then. Stefan priest is waiting. That the strike is causing problems, surprising him. He had, however, expected that at the small airport in the strike, everything collapses. Therefore, he finds dealing with the work stoppage it's not bad. However, he would wish that at the end of the queue someone is, the information to the people Waiting.

in the Terminal A, the people together stood at around 9.30 am partially still dense and over crowded in snakes on the sly to each other. To control to the Terminal A08, and A09 it has made a Berliner with your family almost up to the security area. The airline had organized, despite the strike, all reliable, so that the traveler is confident that you will achieve in Zurich, the connecting flight to the Dominican Republic. At Tegel airport you could improve your view, but some, for example, for the many waiting passengers more Seating and toilets. In spite of the inconvenience, you understand, but the strike. "The strike for more money, but I have a lot of understanding."

According to Verdi, some 500 Employees of private security companies involved in the work stoppage. In Schönefeld, all severance payments to be closed, said a spokesman for the Verdi trade Union. Numerous flights were cancelled, according to the flight plans of the two Airports, and many others have multi-hour delays.

the reason for the work stoppage are the so far fruitless negotiations with the Association of the aviation security company (BDLS) for the nation's 23,000 employees in the air safety. The Union demands an hourly wage of 20 euros. 23. January, it goes in the next round, according to Verdi additional Strikes are possible.

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public transport in Berlin U-Bahn-blocking: is's only on Monday

Alexander Fröhlich, Maria-Mercedes Hering

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