Due to the tight staffing situation at Deutsche Bahn, some trains on the RE2, RE8 and RE42 lines will be cancelled from August 27 to September 18. Holders of a NRW semester ticket may use long-distance trains (ICE, IC, EC) free of charge during this time. This regulation only applies to the Cologne – Mönchengladbach and Essen – Münster – Osnabrück routes (in both directions).
For the route Cologne – Mönchengladbach the use is limited to ICE 152, 158, 250 and 254, for Mönchengladbach – Cologne to ICE 153, 159, 251 and 255. Further information and a graphic overview can be found at www.zuginfo.nrw.