According to SAPO news, the strikes affected the railway sector greatly and its impact is felt on the punctuality of trains, which leads to a reduction of the services’ efficiency.

According to Jornal de Notícias, more than 25, 000 trains were cancelled, with 22,000 more cancelled trips than the same period last year.

From January to June, CP registered 27 periods of strike, with some train trips being guaranteed by the minimum services provided by the company, although it only resulted in a punctuality rate of 78%, the worst rate since 2018.

Recently CP and Sindicato Ferroviário Comercial Itinerante (SFRCI) reached an agreement, which resulted in the cancellation of the strike of inspectors and ticket office workers scheduled for World Youth Day week.

According to information from the carrier, during the first half of 2023, 218,186 trips were scheduled, but only 191,080 were made. CP may refund passengers that could not go on their train trip due to strike reasons.