Rail workers plan 24-hour strikes on 5, 20 December; reconfirm any train schedules

Railway workers affiliated with the CGT union and employed by railway operators Renfe and Adif are planning to hold 24-hour nationwide strikes on 5 and 20 December. The authorities have put contingency measures in place to minimise disruption; train operators say that 72% of long-distance and high-speed AVE trains, 65% of middle-distance trains, and 50% of suburban trains will operate during peak hours during the strike.

Travel Advice

    • Despite the contingency measures implemented by the authorities, personnel intending to undertake train travel on the above dates should nonetheless reconfirm schedules before setting out.
    • Expect heightened demand for alternative transport during strikes; where possible, pre-book taxis or other transport and allow additional time for important journeys.
    • Monitor our travel security alerts on Spain and consult local contacts and the websites of Renfe and Adif to remain informed of related developments.



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