GSMA Statement on Planned Barcelona Public Transport Strike
The metro and bus workers from TMB, the main public transport operator in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, have announced plans to strike during the GSMA Mobile World Congress taking place 27 February – 1 March 2012. This planned strike could potentially impact public transportation in Barcelona, including buses and metro, across the four days of the event.
The GSMA understands that this could present a significant concern for attendees of Mobile World Congress. We are currently working with authorities from the city of Barcelona and the region of Catalonia to assess this situation and to develop contingency plans to address this issue. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.
What we think?
This is terrible. How on earth are we supposed to get anywhere without spending $$$ on taxis. If this goes ahead then Barcelona is not the place for the MWC.