Four-day metro strike brings travel chaos to Barcelona

Barcelona Metro has advised travellers to seek alternative means of transport as another week of strikes begins in the city.

Four-day metro strike brings travel chaos to Barcelona
File photo of Barcelona Metro. Photo: AFP

Barcelona Metro is running at severely decreased capacity during certain hours on Monday as workers begin a four-day strike over their collective bargaining agreement.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the metro will be running a “minimum service” of 40 percent during rush hour  – between 7am and 9am and between 4pm and 6pm – while a mere 20 percent of trains will be running between 8.30pm and 10pm.

On Thursday the metro will be running at 20 percent between 9.20am and 12.20pm and at 40 percent between 5pm and 8pm.

Barcelona Metro admitted the trains running this week are “insufficient” and is recommending that travelers, if possible, take a different mode of transport.

Workers are striking over a series of disputes over pay and work conditions, centering around new conditions in their collective bargaining agreement. 

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