TRANPORTS: No buses and trams in Nantes this Monday morning …
The Public transport network in Nantes is strongly paralyzed on Monday morning. Drivers and Semitan officers have indeed exercised their right of withdrawal from work on Monday following several attacks, causing many disturbances, said the governance of transport Nantes (TAN) and union sources.
None of the three tram lines only runs Monday , said the TAN and only 21 buses on 57 circulating at 9am.
The agents of the TAN “decided a white day. Drivers have decided not to leave the bus or tram this morning. We hope to be received by our management, “said Gabriel Magner, CFDT delegate.
Already more than ten attacks this summer
“Since the beginning of the summer, there were more than ten attacks. There is an escalation of violence and the Commerce Square (city center), from where many buses, drug trafficking operates to everyone, “he regretted.
Two attacks occurred on Friday and Saturday, one on a bus and the other in the tram. One of the TAN officers assaulted during a check has to undergo stitches .
Additional human resources demanded
“The weekend attacks were the last straw. Nantes is no longer a small provincial town, it is now a metropolis. It takes human resources to ensure safety in transportation,” said Steward.
“We need security guards in our vehicles, such as what the RATP have in Paris. We must have a presence in our buses and trams, reassure our workers and customers, “said Gabriel Magner.