Buses and trains will stop in many federal states on Friday because of the Verdi strike.
When you get money back for your tickets in case of delays.
Frankfurt - This Friday, March 3, 2023, Verdi is again calling for warning strikes in the public sector in several federal states - which will have a particular impact on local public transport.
In numerous cities, employees must therefore expect restrictions on buses and trains.
However, they are not allowed to come to the office too late because the way to work is basically the responsibility of the employee.
But do they get their money back for tickets they bought in the event of delays?
Strike on buses and trains today: Munich, Dresden and Frankfurt affected
Some cities in several federal states are affected by the Verdi strike in local public transport on Friday, March 3, 2023.
Since a global climate strike by Fridays for Future is also taking place at the same time, travelers have to be prepared for noticeable chaos on the streets.
Public transport is on strike in the following cities:
(Stuttgart, Freiburg, Mannheim, Heilbronn, Ulm, Esslingen, Konstanz and Baden-Baden)
(Munich since Thursday morning,
Nuremberg, Augsburg, Regensburg, Ingolstadt, Bamberg, Landshut and Bayreuth)
(Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Kassel)
(Hannover, Braunschweig, Göttingen, Salzgitter, Bad Harzburg, Wolfenbüttel, Helmstedt, Goslar, Lüneburg, Stade, Cuxhaven, Buxtehude, Winsen/Luhe, Hoya, Verden, Zeven, Bentheim, Hildesheim, Hameln-Pyrmont, the city and district of Celle )
(Ruhr area from Duisburg to Dortmund, Rhineland, Bonn, Aachen, Essen, Bochum, Gelsenkirchen and Oberhausen)
(Mainz, Ludwigshafen, Kaiserslautern, Trier)
(Leipzig, Chemnitz, Dresden, Zwickau)
Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung
In Hamburg, for example, an agreement has already been reached with Verdi, so a strike shouldn't actually affect the Hanseatic city - and yet the people of Hamburg have to expect stress in traffic on Friday.
Verdi strike on Friday: buses and trains don't run - but Deutsche Bahn (DB) is not affected
Despite the strikes and the associated restrictions on public transport, employees themselves have to ensure that they get to the office on time - because they bear the so-called travel risk.
Like the MDR
reported, those affected are therefore also obliged to make up for the entire working time in the event of delays.
On Friday there will be bus and train strikes in many federal states - when you will get money back for your tickets.
© Federico Gambarini/dpa
In addition, users of public transport are usually not entitled to a fare refund in the event of a strike.
This is only available to travelers with Deutsche Bahn (DB) who are confronted with significant delays or train cancellations – but Deutsche Bahn trains are not affected by the strike on Friday.
Incidentally, the S-Bahn also belongs to Deutsche Bahn and will therefore not be on strike on March 3, 2023.
Verdi: Buses and trains are on strike today – how to get money back if you are delayed
However, users of public transport can still get small sums of money to compensate for long delays.
Because, as Melanie Schliebener from the North Rhine-Westphalia consumer center explained to the news portal Der Westen, it is de facto the case that you get a refund of 1.50 euros per trip if the bus, tram or tram is at least an hour
According to Schliebener, however, this sum can only be reimbursed if there are at least three delays – then you get 4.50 euros back.
The reason for this is that compensation amounts of less than four euros are not paid out.
For this reason, Deutsche Bahn recommends submitting all cases of delay to the service center after the ticket has expired for weekly and monthly tickets.
List of rubrics: © Federico Gambarini/dpa