Barcelona taxi strike 2020 - news and updates

Barcelona taxi strike 2020

Barcelona taxi strike 2020- news and updates


Last updated 24th January 2019


Thursday 24th January 2019 - Barcelona taxi strike ENDED.

Taxi drivers voted 23/1 to end strike their 6 day strike and accept offer from local government that ridesharing services have to be ordered with 1 hour notice before the pick-up.

The taxi strike Barcelona which started on 18th January, intensified on 22nd January with more attacks on ride sharing cars from Uber and Cabity ridesharings services and taxi drivers continue to block streets.

Taxis are still blocking a major street in Barcelona called Gran Via which is causing traffic disruption.

On previous days taxi drivers blocked other main traffic arteries including ring road Ronda Litoral and had skirmishes with police at the port.

The Barcelona taxi drivers are protesting against Uber and Cabify ride-sharing services which use so-called VTC licences to provide alternative transport to traditional taxis. 

There have been somevery violent attacks by taxi drivers against drivers, occupants and cars of ride sharing services like Uber and Cabify. 

Nine taxi drivers were arrested in Barcelona on Friday

Tourists are recommended to use metro L9 Sud or the train from station Passeig de Gracia to get to airport.

There is no direct metro from Barcelona city center to the airport

To connect to L9 Sud which goes to airport, take metro from station Espanya to "Fira" and "Europa / Fira stations where you can connect to L9 Sud to airport. 

Or if you are near metro L5 Collblanc station then at Collblanc station to metro L9 (it's a long journey to airport though)

Useful links with public information:

Twitter Emergenciescat
Twitter Mossos police
Twitter TMBinfo bus/metro
TMB map transport 21 Dec 2018
Live Google traffic map Barcelona
Aerobus Twitter - airport bus
Transit Twitter - traffic barcelona
Guardia Urbana Twitter - traffic police
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2019 13:16