German train drivers on strike!

Railway at Bremen

To get from Bremen to Hamburg on my visit the International Schools there, I had to go to this magnificent Railway Station at Bremen to buy a ticket – the lady in the ticket office couldn’t have been more helpful and got me the best ticket deal possible and then I travelled on the double-decker train to Hamburg. The staff at the school in Hamburg were concerned that I might be affected by the train driver’s third strike in recent succession. The result of the strike was that trams were only arriving at stations every twenty minutes rather than every ten minutes! Apparently the train drivers couldn’t understand why their repeated strike action wasn’t being effective. Given that their clean and efficient service was still ten times more efficient than in the UK, I suspected I had an idea why!