A wind of protest is blowing across Italy. This 20 October it will be a date to be circled in red on the calendar, with general strikes announced in different sectors and areas of the country.
From railways classrooms schooland at our mezzi public in the city squares, it will be a Friday not to be taken lightly.
This post in brief
- 1 The cities involved in the demonstrations
- 2 The Trenitalia and Italo strike
- 3 The school strike
- 4 The transport strike in Naples
- 5 The transport strike in Rome
- 6 The transport strike in Milan
The cities involved in the demonstrations
The protest knows no geographical boundaries. From the tip of San Marco's bell tower in Venice to the pulsating squares of Palermo, discontent will be felt. Turin, Rome, Florence, Milan: these are just some of the cities that will become the scene of the events.
The Trenitalia and Italo strike
A key element in the organized chaos that will characterize this October 20th is undoubtedly Lo railway staff strike. Trenitalia and Italo, the two main actors on the Italian railway stage, have confirmed their participation in the general strike, thus involving a large portion of users.
The strike times
Staff at the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS) group, which includes Trenitalia, will go on strike starting from 21pm on October 00th until 19pm on October 21th. In this time slot, journeys will be significantly reduced, with a direct impact on the mobility of millions of commuters and travellers.
- Start: 21pm on October 00th
- Finish: 21pm on October 00th
During the hours of the strike, not everything will be at a standstill. Trenitalia has announced that some services will be maintained, particularly in the time slots considered most critical, i.e. the morning and evening commuter periods. These details can be consulted on the Trenitalia website, in the section dedicated to trains guaranteed in the event of strike.
Guaranteed time slots:
- 6: 00-9: 00,
Italo, Trenitalia's main competitor, will also be involved in the strike. At the moment, the company did not provide specific details on which rides will be guaranteed or canceled. Therefore, it is essential to consult the Italo platform or contact customer service to obtain updated information.
The school strike
A wind of protest will blow in Italian classrooms on October 20, 2023. Several trade union organizations, including ADL Varese, Cub and SI Cobas, have proclaimed a general strike that will affect both the public and private sectors, with a significant impact on the world of education.
Among the subjects involved we find teachers and school staff, therefore The normal course of lessons is not guaranteed as they depend on whether or not individual teachers join.
The transport strike in Naples
Naples will not be exempt from the effects of the general strike on October 20th. However, it is important to note that the Italian State Railways Group he outlined gods guaranteed service time corridors, concentrated mainly during peak hours. This implies that, despite the strike, some time slots will see trains running.
Trains and Metro Line 2
In detail, during weekdays, trains will continue to travel their routes from 6 to 9 in the morning and from 18 to 21 in the evening. As for the Subway 2 Line, managed by the State Railways, it is likely to suffer the same limitations.
Guaranteed time slots:
Buses, trolleybuses, trams, funiculars and Metro Line 1
It is important to underline that, based on the latest information available, there will be no interruptions to the service by ANM.
Metro Line 1, funiculars, buses, trolleybuses and trams they will be in service regularly.
Circumvesuviana, Cumana and other EAV transports
The EAV company has communicated that its transport services will not be affected by the strike, therefore the service will proceed regularly.
The transport strike in Rome
The capital will not be immune from the effects of the general strike scheduled for October 20th. Local public transport also operated by Attack will be affected, with interruptions and reductions in services.
Urban Transport and Night Lines
As regards the night between 19 and 20 October, the service of the night bus lines, identifiable by the letter "n" in the name, will not be guaranteed. On the contrary, the service of daytime lines that operate beyond midnight will be ensured, as will some night-time runs of specific lines.
Guaranteed times and slots for the night of 19/20 October:
- Not guaranteed: night bus lines
- Guaranteed: daytime lines beyond midnight and night runs of lines 24-38-44-61-86-170-246-301-451-664-881-916
Guaranteed times and slots for October 20th
During the day of October 20th, the service will only be guaranteed in certain time slots. Specifically, the races will be insured from the start of service until 8am and from 29pm to 17pm. For the rest of the day, the service will not be guaranteed.
Guaranteed times and slots on October 20th:
- Guaranteed: from 8am and from 29pm to 17pm
- Not guaranteed: from 8am to 30pm and from 17pm to the end of the daytime service
Implications for the Metro
The ABC metro lines will have restrictions, especially after midnight. Night trips on lines 24-8-38-44-61-86-170-246-301-451-664-881-916 will not be guaranteed.
Metro and daytime lines with night runs:
- Not guaranteed after midnight
The transport strike in Milan
The city of Milan did not escape the wave of the general strike scheduled for October 20, 2023. In particular, the urban transport network managed by TMJ will be affected by various limitations and interruptions.
Impact on Metros
As regards the metro lines, the union unrest could have effects mainly after 18pm and until the end of the service.
- Possible interruptions: after 18pm until the end of the service
Limitations on Surface Lines
Surface lines such as buses and trams may also be affected. It is expected that the effects will be felt from 8am to 45pm and then after 15pm, until the end of the service.
- Possible interruptions: from 8am to 45pm and after 15pm until the end of the service
The Como-Brunate funicular could also be involved. The service may be limited from 8am to 30pm and after 16pm, until the end of the service.
- Possible interruptions: from 8am to 30pm and after 16pm until the end of the service