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13 Jan 2019 | 12:50 PM UTC

Italy: Public Transportation strike to be held in Rome on January 17

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Public transportation unions to strike in Rome on January 17; significant transportation delays expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Rome


Public transportation unions in Rome plan to launch a 24-hour strike on Friday, January 17. The strike will affect all bus, tram, subway, and regional railway services provided by the Transport Company of the Municipality of Rome (ATAC). The Roma-Lido, Termini-Centocelle, and Rome-Civitascastellana-Viterbo regional rail lines are expected to be particularly affected. Unless averted, significant transportation disruptions are to be expected throughout the Rome metropolitan area during the strike.


Transportation-related strikes are common in Italy and can be highly disruptive. However, in accordance with Italian law, minimum levels of services must be guaranteed during all strikes.


Travelers in Rome are advised to confirm their travel itineraries and to allow for extra time to reach their destinations. Exercise a high level of vigilance in affected areas, avoid all demonstrations, and follow all official instructions issued by relevant authorities.


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