Trenord to strike on Wednesday 11 May

UPDATE:  The Trenord website now advises that this strike has been postponed and that Wednesday’s traffic will be regular.  A new date for the strike has not been announced.

Milan-based commuter network hit.

Italy’s Transport Ministry has authorised a strike by workers of Trenord, the regional network used by commuters to reach Milan from the surrounding hinterland, on Wednesday11 May.

Although there is at present no further information on the Trenord website, the ministry specifies that the strike will last from 09.00 to 17.00.

The strike will presumably also involve the Malpensa Express linking the airport to Milan’s Centrale and Cadorna stations, operated by Trenord. If it does so, a substitute bus service is usually provided, which however takes considerably longer to cover the route.

Travellers are advised to check the Trenord website for the latest information before starting their journey.

Italian law requires striking transport companies to provide at least a minimum service during the commuter rush hours from 06.00 to 09.00 and from 18.00 to 21.00.