Anyone trying to take a train in Italy on Monday suffered long delays and cancelations after a fire was sparked within the rail system in Florence.
The cause of the fire was likely arson, railway network company RFI said in a statement.
The major disruption has crippled train travel across the country, including in all the main cities.
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The headaches came as transportation unions announced strikes for Wednesday and Friday.
It’s not yet clear whether there’s a connection between the fire and the union tensions.
Following an investigation, trains have begun to once again move through Florence, but travelers should anticipate three-hour delays.
Arsonists started a fire at a railway station near Florence, completely shutting down high speed train services between the north and south of Italy https://t.co/pJTItilWfl
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