Strikes to affect public transport in Rome and Milan.
Commuters in Italy face disruption to local public transport services on Friday 17 February as part of a nationwide 24-hour strike called by the USB trade union.
The industrial action - over a range of issues including privatisation, cost of living, safety and wages - will affect local public transport networks across Italy, with strike times varying between companies.
In Rome the strike will affect ATAC's network of buses, trams, metro and light-rail services Roma-Lido, Termini-Centocelle and Roma-Nord, as well as buses operated by Roma TPL and Cotral in the greater Rome area.
Rome's public transport will be at risk from 08.30 until 17.00 and from 20.00 until end of service.
Venerdì 17 febbraio #trasporto pubblico a rischio per lo #sciopero nazionale di 24 ore indetto dal sindacato Usb. Nella Capitale l’agitazione interesserà la rete #Atac e le linee periferiche gestite dalla #RomaTpl. Il servizio sarà regolare fino alle 8,30 e dalle 17 alle 20.
— Roma Mobilità (@romamobilita) February 10, 2023
However services in the capital will be guaranteed during the busiest rush hour periods in the morning and evening: until 08.30 and from 17.00 until 20.00.
In Milan the strike is set to disrupt ATM public transport services from 08.45 to 15.00 and after 18.00.
Disruption is also expected on Trenord rail services in the northern Lombardia region around Milan however services will be guaranteed from 06.00 to 09.00 and from 18.00 to 21.00. In the event of trains being cancelled, the Malpensa Express airport service will be served by direct buses.
In Naples, ANM services are guaranteed from 05.30 to 08.30 and from 17.00 to 20.00. In Turin public transport services in the city are guaranteed from 06.00 to 09.00 and from 12.00 to 15.00, for full details see GTT website.
For travel information in Rome see the Roma Mobilità website while for the situation in other Italian cities check the websites of the local public transport providers.
For details of upcoming strikes in Italy see the transport ministry website.
We will update this article nearer the time. Photo credit: Christian Vinces / Shutterstock.com.
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