At 8:20 am, dozens of people were waiting in long lines in Campo Grande for the buses that would take them to their destination.

Speaking to Lusa agency at the site, Célia Rodrigues, who came from Torres Vedras, said that she was not aware of the strike.

"I came from Torres Vedras and I have an appointment at the Alfredo da Costa Maternity Hospital, at 9:20 am, and I didn't know about the strike. I've been here for half an hour waiting for the bus. I didn't even know about the strike," she said.

Rosa Dias was also queuing at the bus stop for about half an hour to be able to take care of personal matters at Parque das Nações.

"I knew about the strike and I even left home earlier, already having some delays. Even so, I've been here for half an hour," she said.

In turn, Leo told Lusa that he had been waiting for 20 minutes for a bus to go to Marquês de Pombal.

"I'm going to work at 10:00, I knew about the strike and I came a little earlier. I left home at 06:30, I arrived here and couldn't catch the bus to the Marquis right away," he said.

Despite the strike and the queues on buses, traffic in the Campo Grande area, at 8:40 am, was flowing normally.

The stations of the Metropolitano de Lisboa have been closed since Wednesday night due to the 24-hour work stoppage of the transport company, which at 06:30 had a high attendance.

Workers have been on strike since midnight against wage freezes and to demand career advancement, in a protest that will last until midnight today.

According to the company, the service should only reopen at 6:30 am on Friday.

The Metropolitano de Lisboa operates the Yellow (Rato-Odivelas), Green (Telheiras-Cais do Sodré), Blue (Reboleira-Santa Apolónia) and Red (Airport-São Sebastião) lines, from 6:30 am to 1:00 am, every days.