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

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

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Here’s what’s taking place;


On the railways three quarters of the same old excessive velocity TGV companies shall be working, together with 4 in 5 of the same old companies on the finances Ouigo strains.

On the Intercité companies two in 5 companies shall be working whereas issues have improved in latest days for the native TER companies – six out of 10 of the traditional companies will run.

On the suburban Transilien strains, there shall be half the traditional service.

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


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

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

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

Line 13 shall be working solely throughout the morning rush hour, strains 6 and 12 working solely by way of the night rush hour and line 3bis shall be working between 1pm and 6pm.

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

The tram companies shall be broadly working as regular, with strains 2, 5, 7 and eight fully regular, strains 1, 3b and 6 described as ‘quasi regular’ and line 3a working 4 out of 5 of its normal companies.

On the RER suburban trains most strains shall be working all day, but with lowered companies and trains at rush hour are nonetheless very busy, whereas on the buses two thirds of the same old companies are working.

French employees usually are not paid throughout strikes and after a month with no pay many are discovering it exhausting to make ends meet and are returning to work, which means that transport operators can supply extra companies.

Around 30 % of SNCF prepare drivers are nonetheless putting – in contrast to 85 % in the beginning of the strike.

Flights look set to continue 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 could lead on to shortages in filling stations over the approaching days. 

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