Public transport strikes in Italy on 14 November

Strike will affect road, sea and air travel as well as Rome public transport

Italy's public transport trade unions have a called a national strike on Friday 14 November.

The action will affect air and sea transport across the country, from midnight on Thursday 13 November until midnight the next day. Those flying with Alitalia on Friday are advised to check with their ticket office whether their flight time will be affected.

The protest also involves Ferrovie dello Stato, the state-owned company that manages the national rail network, whose national and regional train services will be affected from midnight on Thursday until 21.00 on Friday.

The strike is expected to cause disruption to local public transport in Rome where buses, trams, metro and light rail services Roma-Lido, Roma-Giardinetti and Roma-Civitacastellana-Viterbo are likely to be reduced on Friday during the usual strike hours: 08.30 to 17.00 and from 20.00 to end of service.

Employees of Rome's regional and suburban coach services may also engage in the strike during the same hours, while the city's 27 night buses between Thursday and Friday could be affected.

For updates on Rome's public transport situation see the Muoversi a Roma website.

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