The Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB) advises passengers and day-trippers to refrain from taking trains towards the Baltic Sea at the weekend. Regional traffic will be severely restricted “due to unavoidable construction work planned well in advance”, the VBB announced on Thursday.

The Deutsche Bahn is renewing several bridges in the north of Berlin between the Berlin-Karow and Bernau stations and is carrying out construction work on the control and safety technology in Birkenwerder, the transport association explained.

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According to the VBB, the excursion trains to and from Rostock will not run on the following weekend from June 18th to 19th either. From June 25, however, all trains will be in use again on the routes to Rostock and Stralsund. In addition, starting on Sunday, June 12, an ODEG excursion train will be running from Berlin to Stralsund in the morning and back in the afternoon on each summer weekend.

Not with the nine-euro ticket, but for 39 euros with the Intercity, Berliners can also travel directly from Spandau to the North Sea from Sunday. The line will then run from Seegefelder Stra├če to Westerland/Sylt until the end of August.

The train service from Berlin to the Baltic Sea has been very popular for years, especially on summer weekends, the transport association said. This summer, the offer will be in even greater demand due to the nine-euro ticket. According to the VBB, the Pentecost days would have shown that.