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Train strike- aargh!

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Train strike- aargh!

Hi all. We're leaving for Milan tomorrow and have booked train travel (intercity) from Milan to Santa Margharita on the 25th. Just got notification that there is a planned strike that day. So....is there a way other than going to the station the day of travel to see if the train is running? Also, what happens to the tickets we've purchased? Do we get refund or transfer to another train? First time to Italy, so advice appreciated!

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1. Re: Train strike- aargh!

check the government site regularly, I could not find anything for that date

www.mit.gov.it/mit/site.php?p=scioperi

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2. Re: Train strike- aargh!

Well, if it's not true that would be great!!

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3. Re: Train strike- aargh!

If there is a strike you can either get your ticket revalidated for another train or get a refund. If you have booked on line then it should be possible to do either on line. On strike days, Italian law requires that a minimum service is provided, but on some routes that might just be two or three trains all day.

The English version of the Trenitalia website has a page ready called 'in case of strike' www.trenitalia.com is the place to go.

I couldn't find any specific mention of a strike on this Friday,

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4. Re: Train strike- aargh!

Thanks for the input!

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5. Re: Train strike- aargh!

There is currently a strike notified on the 25th between 9. am and 5 pm for the local trains in Lombardy operated by Trenord, so if you are planning to use a Regional or Suburban train to access Milano Centrale there could be a problem.

But there is no strike on that date notified for Trenitalia

If planning to use Malpensa Express and there is trouble (these are operated by Trenord), there is an excellent alternative bus service (two lines) and in the event of a strike, Trenord also usually put on extra buses.

Edited: 24 July 2014, 00:04
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