German rail strike is affecting Dutch train services

An ICE train in Brussels. Photo: Depositphotos

A massive rail strike in Germany which has seen 80% of services cancelled, is also impacting on the Netherlands.

The strike, which will last until 6pm on Thursday, means a number of Dutch Rail services, including the ICE International and the Intercity to Berlin will be cancelled until 6pm.

Night trains from Amsterdam Central Station to Austria and Switzerland have also been cancelled for Thursday night.

German union GDL is negotiating with Deutsche Bahn over pay and shorter working weeks. Normal service is expected to resume from Friday.

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