National public transport strike slows Rome commuters

Delays reported also in Milan, Turin relatively unaffected

National public transport strike slows Rome commuters

Rome, June 3 - A 24-hour national public transport strike caused major inconvenience for Rome commuters on Monday, although it had a more limited impact in other major Italian cities. The strike called by called by the Fast Confsal union completely shuttered the Metro A line in Rome, while runs were reduced for the Italian capital's buses, trains and trams. Milan's transport authority ATM expected sluggish movement of buses and trams due to the strike, but three out of four metro lines were expected to run normally, with delays only on the M3. Turin's transport system was working normally, while the proportion of workers striking in Naples was under 10%, according to Naples' Mobility Agency. The strike began at 8:30 in Rome, but will be suspended to allow regular service during the evening rush hour, from 17:00 - 20:00.

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