January 18, 2021

Renfe cancels 331 trains for the feminist strike

Renfe cancels 331 trains for the feminist strike


Renfe has canceled 331 trains and has set some minimum services of 72% in AVE and long distance for the feminist strike on March 8. The demands for Women's Day will affect 224 medium-distance trains and 107 AVE trains and long distance, who will not perform their service. Medium-distance lines will have minimum services of 65%, while the frequency will be 26% in the case of freight trains, according to the resolution of the Ministry of Development.

The commuter trains will operate with minimum services of 75% at rush hour and 50% for the rest of the day. This type of trains carry an average of 1.1 million passengers a day (more than 900,000 only in Madrid). The rush hour sections of the capital go from 6:00 am to 9:00 am; from 13:30 to 15:30 and from 18:30 to 20:30. On the other hand, of the 389 AVE and long distance trains that had planned to circulate on March 8, finally they will do so for minimum services 282, while in the middle distance they will circulate 411 of the 635.

Travelers affected by suppressed trains will be offered, whenever possible, to travel on another train at the time closest to the one purchased, as well as the cancellation or change of the ticket without any cost. However, Renfe is not responsible for the extra expenses that may be incurred by the customer when changing tickets, such as hotel reservations or other transportation. In that case, the traveler must initiate a formal claim if he wants to receive some compensation.

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