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Tuesday, June 11

Cancelled trains and closed roads as Zelensky visits Berlin

S-Bahn services are cancelled and traffic delays expected as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky makes a visit to Berlin.


Tuesday, June 11

Cancelled trains and traffic delays as Volodymyr Zelensky visits Berlin

Late for work? At least you’ve got a good excuse. Berlin is operating under a very high level of security right now due to a state visit from the Ukrainian President, and we can expect severe traffic restrictions and cancelled S-Bahn trains as a result.

Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Berlin late last night and he will give a speech to the Bundestag on Tuesday afternoon. The main focus of his visit is the “Ukraine Recovery Conference” taking place at the Messegelände on Tuesday and Wednesday. At this event heads of state, business leaders, financial organisations and members of civil society will come together to help plan the recovery, reconstruction, reform and modernisation of Ukraine, both during the current war and afterwards. There are expected to be around 2,000 participants.

So, which trains are affected? Lots of them. The S1 will have reduced services, while the S2 will run every 10 minutes only between Anhalter Bahnhof and Buch. The S26 is cancelled altogether. The ring railway lines S41/42 will also have a reduced service. What’s more, S-Bahn trains will run through the Messe Süd station without stopping due to security regulations. For a full breakdown, go to sbahn.berlin.

Buses and U-Bahn services will also be affected. Police are also securing a large safe zone around both the conference centre and the Bellevue Palace, leading to traffic restrictions.