Mass transportation strikes have now handed the one-month mark and are formally the longest in current French historical past.

On Tuesday French officers resumed talks with unions Tuesday over a pension overhaul, which labour leaders say may pressure hundreds of thousands of folks to retire later than they thought.

We’ll be maintaining with the most recent from resumed discussions between French unions and ministers geared toward bringing the dispute over pension reform to a detailed, but for these travelling on Tuesday there may be nonetheless loads of disruption.

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Here’s what’s taking place;


On the railways three quarters of the standard excessive pace TGV companies are working, together with 4 in 5 of the standard companies on the funds Ouigo traces.

On the Intercité companies two in 5 companies are working whereas issues have improved in current days for the native TER companies – six out of 10 of the traditional companies are working.

On the suburban Transilien traces, there may be half the traditional service.

The disruption additionally applies to worldwide companies such because the Eurostar, which has already printed a diminished timetable working till January 12th on its web site.


In Paris metropolis transport remains to be restricted, though nearly all of traces at the moment are working a least a partial service.

All Metro traces are working on Tuesday, but solely traces 1 and 14 – that are automated – are working as regular.

Lines 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 7bis, 8, 9, 10, 11 are working diminished companies throughout rush hour solely – 6.30am to 9.30am and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Line 13 is working solely through the morning rush hour, traces 6 and 12 working solely via the night rush hour and line 3bis is working between 1pm and 6pm.

On all traces some stations stay closed, but the variety of closed stations has additionally fallen in current days. 

The tram companies are broadly working as regular, with traces 2, 5, 7 and eight utterly regular, traces 1, 3b and 6 described as ‘quasi regular’ and line 3a working 4 out of 5 of its traditional companies.

On the RER suburban trains most traces are working all day, but with diminished companies and trains at rush hour are nonetheless very busy, whereas on the buses two thirds of the standard companies are working.

French staff aren’t paid throughout strikes and after a month with no pay many are discovering it laborious to make ends meet and are returning to work, which means that transport operators can provide extra companies.

Around 30 % of SNCF practice drivers are nonetheless placing – in comparison with 85 % firstly of the strike.

Flights look set to proceed as regular and the disruption doesn’t have an effect on cross-Channel ferries or Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle.

Drivers ought to plan forward although, as hardline union the CGT has referred to as for a blockade of all eight of France’s oil refineries ranging from Tuesday, which may result in shortages in filling stations over the approaching days. 

Public help seems to be shifting in the federal government’s favour, with simply 44 % backing the strike in an Ifop ballot launched Sunday, down seven factors from the earlier survey on December 19-20.

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