A woman waits for a train at a Dresden train station, Germany Thursday March 10, 2011. German train drivers left thousands of commuters stranded across the country Thursday morning with a rush-hour ... more 
A woman waits for a train at a Dresden train station, Germany Thursday March 10, 2011. German train drivers left thousands of commuters stranded across the country Thursday morning with a rush-hour strike aimed at pressuring the state-owned national railway and smaller, private operators for higher pay. Some 800 drivers walked off the job between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. Thursday, halting hundreds of commuter, long-distance and regional trains the nation's main cities, including Berlin, Hanover, Munich, Frankfurt and Stuttgart. The GDL union is demanding a collective pay agreement for drivers at the national railway operator, Deutsche Bahn, and its private competitors that run trains on some routes and tend to pay lower wages. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By dapd/ Matthias Rietschel
Thu, Mar 10, 2011 6:28 AM EST