Lisbon metro network diagram

Partial strike closes Lisbon Metro through rush-hour

Yet another ‘strike’, this time by FECTRANS, the federation of syndicates of transports and communications, saw Lisbon’s busy Metro badly affected during rush out. The ‘partial strike’ saw operatives ‘down tools’ between 5am and 9.30am, with the service only returning to full-function at 10.30am. Explained a source for the federation, issues “go beyond salaries”. Talks with environment minister João Pedro Matos Fernandes – who oversees this sector in his dual role as minister for energetic transition – have gone some way to answering problems, but there are still more demands to be negotiated.