BARCELONA metro is on strike again today with only 40% of trains running, especially during rush hour.
This morning brought chaos to the underground train network as drivers downed tools between 07.00 and 09.00 – peak commuter time – and more is expected later today (Monday) between 16.00 and 18.00 when they go off duty en masse once again.
Even greater restrictions will be seen tonight from 20.30 to 22.30, when only 20% of trains will be running.
This is the 11th strike affecting the metro in Barcelona, called after negotiations over working conditions between unions and Barcelona Metropolitan Transport (TMB) failed.
Further industrial action is planned for Catalunya Day, or the Diada de Catalunya, on September 11; on the day of the festivals for the patron saint, La Mercè, on September 24, and also on the days of the Champions League matches when FC Barça play at home, a time when the underground normally runs 24 hours a day.