With the downgrading of the Moselle department from a virus variant area to a high incidence area, the transport ban on cross-border traffic between the Saarland and France has been lifted since Sunday, May 2, 2021. Since the beginning of March, local public transport between Saarland and Moselle had been suspended due to the classification.
Since Monday, May 3, 2021, DB Regio has therefore resumed cross-border traffic on the following lines:
- Regional express line RE 18 Saarbrücken Hbf - Forbach - Metz
- Regional express line RE 19 Saarbrücken Hbf - Sarreguemines - Strasbourg
Due to construction work by the French SNCF, there may be temporary changes in travel times in the Saarbrücken Hbf - Forbach (F) section until May 12, 2021. Further information can be found at www.sncf.com.
DB Regio informs its passengers that FFP2 mask requirements currently apply in Saarland when using local public transport at stops and train stations for people aged six and over. The current entry regulations with the obligation to test also apply.