disruptions in the metro and RER in Paris and Île-de-France
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While a new day of strike is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31 against the pension reform, the situation will once again be complicated in transport in Paris and Île-de-France (illustration photo taken on January 19, at the occasion of the first day of mobilization).
PENSION REFORM – Another day of trouble in Paris and Île-de-France. the traffic metros, RER and suburban trains in the Paris region will be ” very disturbed » this Tuesday, January 31 on the occasion of the second great day of mobilization against the pension reform wanted by Emmanuel Macron.
This Tuesday, many lines will only operate at peak times and sometimes partially, while SNCF trains will be rare or non-existent. So much so that the RATP and SNCF Voyageurs invite all travelers who can to telecommute or postpone their trips. The HuffPost takes stock of what awaits Ile-de-France residents.
- In the metro, a slight improvement compared to January 19
Traffic should be less disrupted than on January 19, only the small metro line 3bis being closed all day, the RATP said on Monday in a press release specifying the forecasts established on Sunday.
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Lines 3, 6, 8, 11 and 13 will only be open during peak hours – generally from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., but with variations – on certain sections, with frequencies varying from 1 train in 3 to 1 train in 5.
Lines 5, 7, 7bis, 9 and 10 will also operate at peak times, over their entire length, with variable frequencies.
Line 4, partially automated, will run all day, with 1 train out of 2 at peak times and 1 train out of 4 at off-peak hours. Lines 2 and 12 will run from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. with 1 out of 3 trains at peak times and 1 out of 4 trains at off-peak times. Lines 1 and 14, automated, will operate normally, the RATP warning against a risk of saturation. On all these lines, a certain number of stations will remain closed, such as Alésia, Bastille, Montparnasse-Bienvenüe, Opéra or République.
- In the RER and suburban trains, black day on the program
There will be only one train out of 2 during peak hours for the RER A and 1 train out of 4 during off-peak hours, with an end of service around midnight.
Only 1 train out of 2 will run at peak times and 1 train out of 3 at off-peak hours on the southern part of the RER B operated by the RATP, the interconnection not being ensured with the northern part where the SNCF plans 1 train out of 3 at peak times and 1 in 2 at off-peak times.
On the suburban train network, the SNCF plans, according to a press release on Wednesday, 1 train out of 3 on lines H and U, and 1 train out of 4 on line K.
The company plans 1 train out of 10 on average on lines C, D, E, J, L, N, P and R. Most of these lines will only run during peak hours and/or on part of their journey. There will be for the RER C, for example, no train during the whole day between Paris Austerlitz and Pontoise and between Paris Austerlitz and Versailles Château Rive Gauche, while the RER D will not go further than Goussainville in the north nor than Corbeil-Essonnes to the south, just as it will not circulate between Juvisy and Corbeil via Ris-Orangis.
- Trams and buses relatively spared
The situation should be much better for RATP buses, with 8 out of 10 crossings in Paris and in the inner suburbs.
On the tram side, the RATP, Keolis and the SNCF expect normal traffic on lines T4, T6, T8, T9, T11 and T13, almost normal traffic on T3b and slight disruptions on T1, T2, T3a, T5 and T7 .
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