07.01.2022Until 26 January: Train cancellations + Rail replacement service on RB47 (Uelzen - Braunschweig)
Preliminary information about the rail replacement service RB47:
in case of cancelled trains from Uelzen the bus departs at minute '15 to Wahrenholz, in case of cancelled trains from Braunschweig the bus departs at minute '10 to Wahrenholz
we promised you to be honest!
Unfortunately, there will be more train cancellations and a rail replacement service with buses on the route RB47 (Uelzen-Braunschweig) until the end of January. The reason for this are acute staff shortages. Many erixx trains are cancelled, because not all train drivers are available. In fact, erixx has more drivers than we need to reliably operate our routes, but even this reserve is no longer sufficient.
How can this be? In addition to the normal seasonal sick leave, there are currently staff shortages due to the pandemic. Many of our employees are currently getting their third, so-called "booster" vaccination. We definitely welcome this and fully support it. However, this also means that some colleagues aren't able to ride trains due to a mild vaccination reaction. After all, health and safety come first! Unfortunately, we are also currently seeing a higher sickness rate in connection with the 3G rule that applies to workplaces everywhere.
The situation is similar at many other companies. We are doing everything we can to close the gaps and improve the situation as quickly as possible. From the end of January, we will have additional staff available, and hopefully we will be able to return to a regular timetable.
Until then, we can only ask for your apologies and understanding.
Please use the electronic timetable information, where we inform you up to the minute which trains are running and where, if necessary, a temporary substitute bus service had to be arranged.
On the RB47 (Uelzen-Gifhorn-Braunschweig), a rail replacement service by buses will take place until January 26th. You find the replacement timetable here: RB47 replacement service with buses due to operational restraints
Thank you very much! Your erixx team
Back to overview