“Only the minimum services decreed are being fulfilled. At the moment there are large gaps between trains which, in our opinion, will worsen throughout the day”, said Anabela Carvalheira, from the Federation of Transport and Communications Unions (FECTRANS).
The trade unionist added that during peak hours the necessary safety conditions will not be met due to the increase in the flow of people to platforms and trains.
Metropolitano de Lisboa workers are today carrying out a 24-hour strike, from 00:00 to 24:00, for better working conditions and salary increases.
The effects of the stoppage began to be felt on Monday night, with the closure of all stations at 23:00, that is, two hours earlier than usual.
Today, the metro will operate “from 6:30 am to 1:00 am, but at 25% of normal traffic, with longer waiting times than usual since”, indicated the company in a note published on its website.
The Lisbon Metro operates daily with four lines: Yellow (Rato-Odivelas), Green (Telheiras-Cais do Sodré), Blue (Reboleira-Santa Apolónia) and Red (Airport-São Sebastião). Normally, the metro runs between 06:30 and 01:00.