SNCF Strike: “Very Disturbed” Traffic to be Expected in Toulouse and Occitanie, Monday and Tuesday

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Very disturbed rail traffic in Toulouse and Occitanie because of SNCF Strike

Because of the strike at the SNCF, major disturbances are expected on the railway lines of Occitanie, Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th April, 2018. Traffic forecasts.

Both dates were ticked on the agenda, among the famous 36-day strike  at the SNCF, where agents are still mobilised to defend the status of railway workers rights.

Traffic “very disturbed”

In Toulouse and more generally in Occitanie , the movement should be particularly followed Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th April 2018. Recalling that “the four unions of the SNCF have filed a national strike notice since the 2nd April, 2018 at 7pm”, the Regional Direction of SNCF Occitanie specifies that ” the traffic will be very disturbed on the regional rail network”.

One TER out of three, and very few TGVs and Intercités

In a statement, the SNCF regional management plan to ensure Toulouse in Occitania:

  • TER : 1 of 3 (“most of the traffic will be by coach, ” she says)
  • TGV : 1 out of 5
  • Intercités (day): 1 out of 5
  • Intercités (night): no trains

“The strike is slowly eroding”, judges Guillaume Pepy

At the national level  also, train traffic will be again very disturbed Monday, April 23, with 35% of the TGV in circulation, 30% of Intercités, 40% of TER, RER and Transilien, said Sunday the boss of the SNCF.

Figures close to those of the previous day of strike on Wednesday 18th April, but Guillaume Pepy assured the Grand Jury RTL-LCI-Le Figaro that “the traffic will be improved.” According to him, even if  unions would consider extending the movement  this summer,  “the strike is slowly eroding”.  He mentioned a 60% strike rate among drivers, compared with more than 77% at the beginning of the movement.

Many cancelled flights at Toulouse-Blagnac airport
Parallel, due to a strike action at Air France, about twenty flights operated by the airline or its subsidiaries at the departure and arrival of Toulouse-Blagnac airport Blagnac, are canceled Monday 23rd April, 2018. Find the full list of flights concerned in our article below:

>> Twenty cancelled flights to and from Toulouse-Blagnac airport, Monday <<

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