traffic still disrupted for TGVs and suburban trains, less so for the Paris metro
If the RATP foresees an improvement in traffic on its network on Friday, the traffic…
If the RATP foresees an improvement in traffic on its network on Friday, the traffic will remain “very disturbed” to the SNCF because of the strike movement against the pension reform.
- Normal traffic on most Paris metro lines, commuter train traffic disrupted
Traffic will be normal on most Parisian metro lines on Friday March 10, on the fourth day of a renewable strike at the call of all the unions of the Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) against the pension reform, only the RER B will remain “very disturbed”announced the RATP on Thursday.
In the metro, only line 13 will experience limited operation with a closure at 8 p.m., the other lines remaining open at the usual times with some difficulties on lines 5, 8 and 10.
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There will be only one out of two trains on the RER B at peak times and two out of three at off-peak hours; and three out of four all day on the RER A.
Commuter train traffic will remain severely degraded, according to the French National Railway Company (SNCF). This will especially be the case for the RER D and the R line of the Transilien with only 20% of the trains in circulation and many stations not served at peak times. A third of the usual service will be provided on RER C and half on RER E and the Transilien lines J, K, L, N and P.
Lines H and U will see two out of three trains running and service will be normal for lines T4 and T11 of the tramway.
- “Highly disrupted” traffic at SNCF
Outside Ile-de-France, the SNCF announced traffic still “very disturbed” for Friday with half of its TGV Inoui and Ouigo removed as well as 60% of its TER, and a level of service which should remain equivalent throughout the weekend.
In particular, high-speed traffic will be greatly reduced on the North and Atlantic axes with 60% of trains eliminated, while on the East, South-East and Ouigo axes, there will be one train out of two. As on previous days, province-to-province connections will be almost non-existent with 90% of TGVs removed.
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Only 25% of Intercités trains will run. Internationally, two-thirds of Eurostars are maintained and 60% of Thalys (Benelux), Lyria (Switzerland) and connections to Germany. Only a third of the trains scheduled to Italy will run and a quarter of those to Spain.
- The DGAC calls for the cancellation of 20% of flights this weekend at several airports
The General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has asked airlines to cancel 20% of their flights scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at several airports due to a strike by air traffic controllers.
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This reduction in the flight schedule will concern Orly, Marseille, Nantes, Toulouse and Bordeaux on Saturday, while on Sunday, only Orly, Marseille and Toulouse will be affected, the administration said in a press release.
This reflects an improvement in the situation for air passengers since the start of this new mobilization sequence on Tuesday. From Tuesday to Friday, in fact, the DGAC required air carriers to reduce their flight schedule “20% at Paris – Charles-de-Gaulle airport and 30% at Paris-Orly, Beauvais, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice and Toulouse airports”.
The World with AFP