Strike at the SNCF: Traffic Less Disturbed this Friday, with 9 TGV in 10 and 3 TER out of 5

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An SNCF employee at the Saint-Lazare station in Paris, April 29, 2018. (© AFP / Ar

SNCF traffic, hit by the strike on Friday, will be less disturbed than during previous mobilization days with 9 TGV out of ten, three TER out of five and two Transilien out of 3.

SNCF traffic, hit by the strike on Friday, will be less disturbed than on previous mobilization days with nine TGV out of ten, three TER out of five and two out of three Transilien, announced the direction Thursday.

There will also be three out of five intercity trains and four out of five international trains, according to the group’s forecasts.

Friday will be the 33rd day of strike against the railway reform since the launch in early April of the movement by episodes of two days out of five strike that will end next week.

For this day of written tests of the Bac Exams, the union CFDT Cheminots partially lifted its call to the strike by asking the agents to roll the TER and Transilien (RER), so as not to penalize the candidates in their movements to places Exams.

The SNCF maintains for Friday its “Special Exams” in order to support and route in the best conditions candidates for the baccalaureate, “said the management in a statement.

This device aims to ensure the strategic trains in the morning and to guide the students, thanks to agents in “red vests” deployed in the station. In collaboration with the National Education have been identified a number of trains particularly likely to be borrowed by the candidates. Substitute buses are also planned in certain areas.

Update on RER traffic

In Ile-de-France , SNCF plans Friday for a “normal traffic” on the busy line of the RER .

On the northern portion of the RER B , there will be one train in two at rush hour. On its southern portion, two trains out of three will circulate in peak hours and the traffic will be “normal” during off-peak hours.

For the RER C , there will be one train out of two. On the RER D line , there is one train out of two for the North portion, while on the southern portion, there will be one train out of two for the Melun branch and three trains out of five for the Corbeil branch. The RER E will count three out of four trains.

Concerning international lines, Eurostar traffic will be “normal”, that of Thalys “almost normal”.

This 17th and penultimate episode of strike of the calendar launched at the beginning of April will finish Sunday morning at 7.55am. The unions CGT Cheminots, Unsa railway and CFDT Cheminots signed Wednesday the notice of the 18th and last episode, which will start on Tuesday at 8pm until Friday, June 29 at 7.55am. SUD-Rail had launched an unlimited strike.

The CGT Cheminots and SUD-Rail have already announced that they will continue the strike in July and August. The Unsa Railway will stop on the last day of the calendar per episode in progress. The CFDT Cheminots must announce next week its decision on whether to continue the strike.

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