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Public-transport strike continues to disrupt bus and tram traffic in Budapest

A strike on the part of workers from the Budapest public-transport company BKV has continued to disrupt bus and tram traffic in the city on Wednesday morning.

BKV told MTI that buses were circulating on 40 of 200 bus lines in Budapest, while trams were operating on five lines in the city.

BKV underground, commuter-railway and trolleybus traffic was running on schedule on Wednesday morning.

BKV workers began their strike at 12 a.m. on Tuesday following the failure of talks between unions representing them and BKV management regarding the conclusion of a new collective agreement.

VDSzSz railway-union chief István Gaskó told MTI on Wednesday that the union would make a decision regarding the beginning of the VDSzSz's announced solidarity strike on Wednesday morning. Gaskó said on Tuesday that the union would announce the strike 12 hours before it begins.

Officials from the Budapest Municipality Traffic Information Centre (Fővinform) told MTI that the BKV strike has not caused a significant increase in vehicle traffic-congestion in Budapest on Wednesday morning. (MTI-Econews)