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3G obligation at Deutsche Bahn: So far 80,000 controls and 40 train references

2021-11-27T23:05:39.738Z

If you travel by train without a 3G certificate, you have to get off at the next station - if you get caught. According to a report by "Bild am Sonntag", this only happened in 40 cases.



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Anyone who has not been vaccinated, tested or recovered must get off at the next station (symbol image)

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The so-called 3G rules have been in effect on buses and trains since Wednesday.

So only those who have either been vaccinated, recovered or tested are allowed to ride.

If you do not provide evidence, you have to leave the respective means of transport at the next station.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) had announced that it would randomly check this during the journey.

As the "Bild am Sonntag" reports, the DB checked around 80,000 passengers from Wednesday to Saturday evening to see whether they had the relevant proof with them.

According to this, around 9,000 security and control employees are on duty.

According to the newspaper, there have been 40 train references so far.

The DB had announced in advance that it wanted to control around 400 connections in long-distance traffic alone.

The federal police could provide support at train stations.

Railway unions and passenger associations are critical of the 3G regulation

There had been criticism of the regulation from various sides.

The rail unions EVG and GDL criticized the fact that the train attendants could be exposed to additional stress.

They are not "deputy sheriffs," said the deputy chairman of the Railway and Transport Union (EVG), Martin Burkert.

The passenger association "Pro Bahn" also expressed doubts: "Anyone who is on the way from Hamburg to Berlin and is caught shortly after Hamburg without a 3G certificate can still travel almost the entire route," criticized the association's honorary chairman, Karl-Peter Naumann.

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Source: spiegel

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