Public transport strikes in Rome on 8 March

Friday's strikes in Rome involve buses, metro, trams and trains.

Commuters in Rome face a venerdì nero on Friday 8 March with several strikes called by unions representing workers in the public transport sector.

Rome's public transport company ATAC is scheduled to engage in a 24-hour strike, effective from 08.30 to 17.00 and from 20.00 until end of service, on 8 March.

The strike affects Rome's buses, trams, metro and light rail services Roma-Lido, Termini-Centocelle and Roma-Civitacastellana-Viterbo.

Employees of Rome's suburban bus network Roma TPL plan to hold a four-hour strike, from 08.30 to 12.30, on the same day.

Commuters on trains can also expect some disruption to services, thanks to nationwide industrial action by Ferrovie dello Stato workers from midnight until 21.00 on 8 March.

The transport strikes coincide with International Women's Day marked in Rome and around the world annually on 8 March.

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