Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Pensions: improvement of SNCF and RATP traffic on Tuesday, still disrupted

SNCF and RATP traffic will see improvements on Tuesday, the 41st day of the transport strike against the pension reform, even if it will remain disrupted, the two companies announced on Monday.

“The improvement in SNCF traffic is confirmed,” said the rail group in a press release. SNCF plans 8 TGV out of 10 in circulation and 3 TER out of 4 on Tuesday.

For TGVs, “traffic will be almost normal to and from Paris on all routes,” she said in a press release. It also provides for 7 Transilien (RER SNCF and suburban trains) out of 10 on average, 1 Intercity train out of 2 and international traffic “very little disturbed”.

Less than one in four drivers

The strike rate measured Monday morning by management fell to a new low (4.3%), with less than one in four drivers (22.5%) concerned.

At RATP, traffic will remain “disturbed” despite “new improvements”, according to management. All metro lines will be open but will often operate partially. Thus, three metro lines will operate normally (1, 2 and 14), four lines will be open continuously with closed stations and a lower frequency (3bis, 8, 10, 11) and eight lines will be open only during peak hours, while line 13 will only record one train out of 5 in the morning.

The RER A and B (RATP network) will run all day at the rate of one in two trains. Traffic will be normal for trams and 4 out of 5 buses will circulate on average.

(with AFP)