Minimum services for the metro strike on 8 April

Metro services will be affected on the Mondays of 8 and 29 April due to strike action called by the TMB strike committee. At peak periods (6.30 to 9.30 am and 4 to 8 pm) the established minimum services mean 40% of trains will be operating, compared to 20% from 6.00 to 6.30 amb, from 9.30 to 10.00 am and from 21.35 to 23.35 pm.

05/04/2019 13:03 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families at the Government of Catalonia has decreed minimum service levels for the metro strike called for 8 and 29 April.

Minimum services during strike action by TMB workers:

  • During rush hours, from 6.30 to 9.30 am and from 4 to 8 pm, 40% of regular services
  • Rest of the day, from 6.00 to 6.30 amb, from 9.30 to 10.00 am and from 21.35 to 23.35 pm, 20% of regular services

Disruptions relating to asbestos

One of the points being negotiated by the Works Council are the health implications for workers dues to the presence of asbestos, which can be found in some of the infrastructure and trains.

The plan to manage material containing asbestos is being rolled out according to the law, as thoroughly as possible and with constant communication with staff affected and their representatives, also according to labour health protocols and in liaison with the Public Health Agency.

TMB is devoting the resources needed to identify, isolate and later remove the material from the vehicles and the metro infrastructure which contain asbestos. It has also taken the first steps in the process to purchases 42 trains of five wagons each to replace the oldest models (series 3000 and 4000), which make up the majority of the trains on L1 and L3.

Once the oldest trains have been replaced, in four years some 95% of asbestos will have been removed and encapsulated.


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