Paris metro strike won't stop the music: officials

20th June 2006, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 19, 2006 (AFP) - Revellers planning to attend hundred of free musical events in Paris during a national Fête de la Musique late Wednesday will be unaffected by a metro strike called for that day, the subway company said.

PARIS, June 19, 2006 (AFP) - Revellers planning to attend hundred of free musical events in Paris during a national Fête de la Musique late Wednesday will be unaffected by a metro strike called for that day, the subway company said.

However some disruption to normal services would be felt during the day, the RATP added.

Two unions covering metro workers have organised the strike to protest the exceptional all-night operation of much of the capital's subway network during the annual free music festival.

The RATP said bus lines would function normally, with extra night runs put on if necessary.

France's Fête de la Musique, started 25 years ago, coincides with the northern summer solstice on June 21. Some 20,000 free concerts, recitals and other musical events are to occur across the country for an estimated 10 million spectators.

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