August 2, 2018 / 8:38 PM / 2 years ago

Eiffel Tower to reopen on Friday as strike ends

People stand in line at an information booth following the closure of the Eiffel Tower as part of a strike by employees over lengthening queues during the peak summer tourist season in Paris, France, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) - Staff at the Eiffel Tower agreed to end their strike on Thursday evening, a union official said, meaning the monument will reopen on Friday.

The tower - Paris’s most famous tourist attraction - closed on Wednesday afternoon in a dispute over a new access system that workers said had caused “monstrous” queues.

Each year over 6 million visitors go up the 342-metre (1,063-foot) tower in the French capital.

Reporting by Simon Carraud; Writing by Matthias Blamont; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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