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Italy: Nationwide railway strikes December 6 and 17

Railway strikes planned throughout several cities in Italy December 6 and 17; significant transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/5/2017, 12:00 AM until 12/17/2017, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Italy

Event

Several railway strikes are planned to take place in cities across Italy on Wednesday, December 6, and Sunday, December 17. The strikes scheduled for Wednesday will affect the Trenitalia railway company in the Trentino-Alto Adige region from 9:00 to 17:00 (local time). On Sunday, December 17, the staff of Trenitalia, Trenord and Italo NTV railway companies will hold a nationwide strike from 09:00 to 17:00.

Significant transportation disruptions are expected throughout Italy, and particularly in the above-mentioned regions, during the strikes.

Context

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.

Advice

Travelers in Italy 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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