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German train strike: Drivers win Deutsche Ban court fight

A four-day rail strike, billed as the longest in German history, has hit passenger trains and threatens to disrupt celebrations marking the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall.

The stoppage, by the 20,000-member GDL union, hit intercity and regional services alike on Thursday and is due to last until early on Monday.

A German court has dismissed an attempt by rail operator Deutsche Bahn to halt it.

Laura Westbrook reports.

  • 07 Nov 2014
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