Fourth Strike at the SNCF: Traffic Forecasts for this Thursday

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Here are the traffic forecasts for the fourth strike at the SNCF on Thursday

This Thursday 19th April, the unions call again to strike at the SNCF. Traffic will be very disrupted, with one TGV out of three, and two TER and Transiliens out of five.

The traffic is still disrupted at SNCF on Thursday, the second day of the 4th strike sequence against the rail reform, with one TGV in three and two TER and Transiliens in five, announced Wednesday by the management.

Similar to those released for Wednesday, traffic forecasts for Thursday also announce one in four Intercity trains, the group said in a statement.

Internationally, there will be three trains out of four “on average”: four Eurostar out of five, one Lyria train out of three, while Thalys traffic will be “almost normal”, according to the SNCF.

The group plans to run “250 TGV” in total Thursday.

Call to strike at RATP

In Ile-de-France, the lines operated by the SNCF in common with the RATP will also be affected this Thursday by a call to strike launched by four unions of this public transport system .

According to RATP management, traffic will be disrupted on line B of the RER, with one train out of two and a change of train needed in the North station to access the SNCF area. On line A of the RER, three out of four trains are planned, with one in two for the Cergy-Poissy branch, operated by the SNCF.

RATP agents are called to strike including on the occasion of the day of interprofessional mobilisation on Thursday at the call of the CGT and Solidaires, but also for reasons specific to the company, including the fear of a future privatisation and staffing problems.

At the SNCF, the fourth episode of two days of strike, started Tuesday night, will end Friday at 7.55am. The notice of the fifth episode of strike (from Sunday evening at 8pm to Wednesday 25th April at 7.55pm) was filed Monday by unions CGT, Unsa and CFDT.  SUD-Rail calls for an indefinite strike since the launch in early April of the mobilization against rail reform, deemed “essential” by the executive.

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