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Train strike in Italy on 8 March

Train travellers in Italy can expect disruption to services on 8 March.

Train services provided by Trenitalia are expected to be disrupted as part of a national general strike from 00.00 until 21.00 on Friday 8 March.

Trenitalia warns travellers to be prepared for cancellations or changes during the strike however it has guaranteed "essential services" for regional trains.

The high-speed Frecce trains will run as normal while airport services between Rome's Termini station and Fiumicino are guaranteed, either with the Leonardo Express train or with replacement buses.

The strike has been called by unions over a range of demands, from gender discrimination to privatisation and paternity leave.

For details of the train services affected by the strike see Trenitalia website.

There will also be a public transport strike in Rome on 8 March, affecting the city's buses and metro. 

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