for New Year’s Eve, half of the TGV and TER trains will run, “very disturbed” traffic at RATP

Trains at Pont-Cardinet station in Paris, Monday, December 30. BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERS

The New Year celebrations will not escape the strike against the pension reform. Rail traffic should be disrupted again on Tuesday, December 31, the 27th day in a row of the social movement, as will transport in the capital, with a large number of metro lines paralyzed.

As of Friday, the SNCF had announced that everything would be done to facilitate travel on New Year’s Day, providing in particular “Between 45% and 50%” TGV on average Monday and Tuesday. His transportation plan for the last day of 2019 provides:

  • for TGV: one train in two on average;
  • for TER: five out of ten journeys on average, provided in part by coach;
  • for international connections: almost normal traffic for Eurostar, two out of three trains for Thalys, one out of three trains to Switzerland and Italy, one out of two trains to Germany and Spain;
  • for Intercités: one train in five;
  • for the Transiliens: one train in four on average.

” Like every year “, the SNCF will offer “Free for transport circulating in Ile-de-France” Tuesday at 5 p.m. until Wednesday noon, the management said in a statement. Monday, 32.5% of SNCF drivers, 18.1% of controllers and 9.3% of dispatchers were on strike, according to a count by management.

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In Paris, two metro lines after 6.30 p.m.

In Paris, RATP traffic will remain “Very disturbed” Tuesday on most metro lines, according to management. The automated lines 1 and 14 however, will be open until 2:15 a.m.

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Will be open between 6.30 a.m. and 9.30 a.m., then between 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m .:

  • the line 2 with one train in three in the morning, and one train in four in the afternoon between the Antwerp and Porte-Dauphine stations;
  • the line 3 with one train in three in the morning between Havre-Caumartin and Pont-de-Levallois, and one train in four in the afternoon between Pont-de-Levallois and Temple;
  • the lines 4, 7, 9, 10 with every other train;
  • the line 5 with one train in four between Bastille and Place-d’Italie;
  • the line 8 with one train in three between Concorde and Créteil-Pointe-du-Lac.

Will be open between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. only:

  • the ligne 11, with every other train.

Will be open only from 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m .:

  • the line 6 with every other train between Nation and Place-d’Italie;
  • the line 12 with one train in four between Concorde and Mairie-d’Issy.

Will be open between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m .:

  • the line 3 bis with one train in four.

The lines 7 bis and 13 will always be completely interrupted. There will, however, be three out of four buses on average.

For RER traffic, you will have to count on one train out of two on the A line between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. On the Cergy and Poissy branches, however, traffic will only be between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and then between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. RER B there will be one train in two between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and then between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., with an interrupted interconnection at Gare du Nord. Between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., one in three trains will run. All day long, there will be a link between Gare du Nord and Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, one train in three.

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Faced with the almost unprecedented duration of this social movement, the government is enraged. The Secretary of State for Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, had criticized Sunday the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) for practicing unionism “Blocking”, or even“Bullying” when the number one of the plant, Philippe Martinez, accused the government of organizing ” the mess “ and play “Rotting” of the conflict.

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