Train strike affects 85 percent of services

By TPN/Lusa, in World · 07-06-2018 14:10:00 · 1 Comments

The Portuguese train ticket inspectors’ union said on Monday that the strike affected about 85 percent of the services in the country, but added there were some ‘illegal’ situations of drivers replacing inspectors on the trains and some disabled passengers were left behind.

Speaking to Lusa News Agency, union leader, Luís Bravo, said that “almost everyone was on strike, and there was just a little pressure for train drivers to replace striking ticket inspectors”, but “fortunately, most of them refused” so almost 85 percent of the trains did not run.
“There were only three trains on the busy Sintra line and none on the Cascais line […] only one long-haul train left Lisbon”, he added.

The railway workers at incumbent passenger company CP, and freight companies Medway and Takargo were on strike in protest against the possibility of trains having just a single crew member onboard.


I support the strike, but the lack of information, firstly at Cascais, and returning from Belem (50/70% trains unavailable) was very poor. Elderly people do not have technology to research details...please provide adequate information and people will respect you more.

By I from Lisbon on 12-06-2018 09:09
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