German ‘mega strike’ brings airports and train stations to a standstill, as disputes also threaten air and rail travel in Europe

A commuter on a subway platform at Alexanderplatz station, Berlin yesterday, during a nationwide strike. Photo: Annegret Hilse/Reuters

Jorg Luyken and Jack SimpsonTelegraph Media Group Limited

Germany has been brought to a standstill by a “mega strike”, as two powerful unions joined to cripple the country’s transport infrastructure.