Renfe strike halts train services in Spain


ANY plans to travel by train on 28 July 2017 using the services of RENFE will be best put on hold for another time.  The Spanish train company has cancelled 274 services between midnight and 11.00pm due to the strike called by members of the OGT trade union.

However, there will be trains running on all routes but with severe disruptions and delays especially with the usual weekend getaways.  It’s planned to have 77% of trains running on the AVE and other long distance routes accounting for 277 trains.

At a regional level, fewer trains – 365 or 65% of the usual total – will run.  For the vital rush hour, 75% of local trains will operate with that figure dropping to around 50% during the rest of the day.

Freight trains will be those most affected with only a 20% skeleton service running.

RENFE has already offered passengers affected by the strike and have previously reserved seats to book them, if possible, on the nearest service to the one booked.  If they have made a decision not to travel at all today, then full refunds or the chance to change their time and date and travel can be made free of charge.

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