Italy rail strike to affect Swiss connections

Rail traffic between Switzerland and Italy will be affected by a planned 24-hour strike by Italian workers from Thursday evening to Friday.

This content was published on July 20, 2011 - 11:56 and agencies

Swiss Federal Railways said on Wednesday that southbound trains on the Gotthard and Simplon routes would only go as far as the Swiss towns of Chiasso and Brig respectively.

Passengers should expect long delays if travelling within Italy or from Italy to Switzerland, the company said.

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