Thursday, 09 September, 2021

Pensions: SNCF and RATP traffic disrupted again by the strike on Friday


Traffic at SNCF and RATP will be disrupted again on Friday by the strike against pension reform, on the 51st consecutive day of the movement, with “very disturbed” subways and 7 out of 10 TER in circulation, the two announced Thursday. groups. At the SNCF, TGV traffic will be normal, apart from disruptions due to bad weather in Occitania, “between Béziers and Narbonne”, a spokesperson for the rail group told AFP. The traffic of “Ouigo, Thalys and Eurostar will be normal”, he added. On the Intercity side, 7 out of 10 trains are planned.

Metro traffic “very disturbed”

On the TER network, “the situation will vary depending on the region,” said the spokesperson. The “weakest” traffic is expected in Occitanie and Hauts-de-France, with half of the trains in circulation, ahead of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regions, where 6 TER out of 10 will run , he detailed. In Ile-de-France, on the Transilien network, there will be 6 trains (RER SNCF, trains from the Parisian suburbs) out of 10 in circulation “on average”, according to the spokesperson.

At RATP, tram traffic will be “almost normal”, RER traffic “slightly disturbed”, like that of buses, while metro traffic will be “very disturbed”, but no line will be “completely closed”, provides for the governance in a press release. The traffic on lines 1, 7bis, 14 and Orlyval will be “normal”. The service will be “disrupted” on line 10 “with 3 trains out of 4”.

On the rest of the metro network, traffic will be “very disturbed”, with two thirds or half of the trains in circulation on certain lines, while others will offer fewer trains (20%, 25% or one third), will not be not fully open or will only be in service part of the day, depending on the management. The RATP foresees 3 out of 4 buses in circulation “on average”. On the tram side, the traffic is announced “normal” on six lines, “almost normal” on the T1 and “very disturbed” on the T3b.

RER traffic disrupted

Concerning the RER A, operated jointly by SNCF and RATP, the two groups will run 4 out of 5 trains during peak hours, 3 out of 5 trains during off-peak periods, with the interconnection maintained at Nanterre Préfecture.

For the RER B, also co-managed by SNCF and RATP, half of the trains will run with interconnection maintained at Gare du Nord, according to the two operators. The SNCF also foresees 2 RER C out of 3 in circulation, as well as half of the RER D and 8 RER E out of 10.

(With AFP)

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