Rail delays after continued DSB strike

With maintenance staff continuing to strike continuing on Thursday, DSB has published a rough emergency schedule

UPDATE: 11:00pm: It appears that the DSB service reductions that go into effect tomorrow could be short lived.

According to a union spokesperson, striking maintenance personnel could resume work as early as tomorrow.

Original story

A continued strike by train operator DSBÂ’s maintenance staff will affect commuters in Copenhagen for the remainder of the week DSB announced in a press release.

”Maintenance crews at DSBÂ’s workshops have stopped working and that unfortunately means that from Thursday morning there will be fewer and shorter S-trains than normal. Please make sure you leave in good time,” the …

DSB will cancel half of all its trains on Thursday morning, including Copenhagen’s S-trains, as well as commuter and regional trains.

The maintenance workers are striking after DSB refused to negotiate over working conditions and pensions.

DSB said it will publish a more detailed plan tonight on how the strikes will affect commuters, but has published a rough overview of what to expect:


  • InterCityLyn trains will be running and will be the only trains running between Aarhus H and Frederikshavn according to an alternative schedule.

  • InterCity trains will NOT be running between Copenhagen Airport and Lindholm.

  • InterCity trains will be running normally between Østerport and Sønderborg.

  • InterCity trains will NOT be running between Østerport and Esbjerg and between Østerport and Flensborg. Customers to and from Esbjerg have to change at Fredericia. Customers to and from Flensborg have to change to trains and busses from Tinglev.

Copenhagen region

  • S-trains will be running every 10 minutes with shorter trains during rush hour, and every 20 minutes at other times.

  • Line F will run every five minutes during rush hour and every ten minutes at other times.

  • Kystbanen will run every 20 minutes.


  • Regional trains that normally run between Østerport and Ringsted will instead run between Østerport and Slagelse.

  • InterCity trains towards Sønderborg, stopping on Zealand, will run every two hours.

  • Other regional stations on Zealand will have an hourly service.

Jutland and Funen

  • Regional trains between Vejle and Struer will run every two hours.

  • Regional trains between Fredericia and Padborg will run every two hours with changes to bus and trains at Tinglev.

  • Regional trains on west Funen between Odense and Federicia will run every two hours.


  • Trains to Germany will run as normal.

Updated information is available on DSB’s website (in Danish).