61 trains suppressed up to six hours in Portugal due to a strike



Of the 583 trains that circulated in Portugal until 6 pm next Sunday, 61 were suppressed as a result of the strike of ticket workers and reviewers who were summoned on Monday, Lusa told CP.

According to an official source of CP – Comboios de Portugal, between 00:00 and 18:00 today, 14 of the 14 predicted alpha commuter trains were suppressed, but two out of 32 intercidades were not in circulation.

The CP had announced in a note on the company's website that, due to the 24-hour strike announced on Monday, interruptions and disruptions could occur on Tuesdays and Tuesdays. The company warned that "alternative transport will not be available" during the shutdown, with minimal services defined.

In the 180 regional trains currently operating between 00:00 and 18:00, 36 have been abolished.

With regard to the city trains in Lisbon, of the planned 238, two were abolished and in Porto the 119 planned 13 were abolished.

The CP had previously announced that "customers who have already purchased tickets for trips on alpine, long-distance, regional and Celtic alpine services that do not take place, allow reimbursement of the total amount of the ticket purchased, or rehabilitation, at no cost to any other day / train ".

Employees at the counters and CP reviewers will stop 24 hours against the absence of staff, more trains and negotiations for collective bargaining.

The strike was convened by the Railway Trade Review Union (SFRCI), which criticized the Ministry of Finance for "blocking the agreements between the Ministry of Planning, the CP and the SFRCI" and therefore called "88 employees for the commercial of the CP (assessors, employees for the counters) ".


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