SNCF, RATP, planes… all the disruptions announced
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A train at Matabiau station in Toulouse, on December 2, 2022, during a strike organized by SNCF controllers.
STRIKE – The strike should still be very popular this Tuesday, January 31 in public transport for the second day of mobilization against the pension reform project, with disruptions to be expected throughout France, from the TGV to the TER and RER, in the Paris metro and at Orly airport. The travellers must expect new galleyswith in particular traffic “very disturbed” on the TGV, warns the SNCF.
Discover below point by point the various disruptions planned in transport for this day on Tuesday, but also in National Education, town halls, ports, ski resorts, at the Post Office or in the energy sector. :
The SNCF plans to see two out of five TGVs running on the North axis, one out of two in the East as in the South-East, one out of four on the Atlantic arc and two out of five Ouigo.
The situation should be even more difficult for regional trains with two TER out of ten on average throughout the territory.
Intercités traffic will also be “very strongly disturbed” : no train will run except for a round trip on the Paris-Clermont-Ferrand, Paris-Limoges-Toulouse and Bordeaux-Marseille routes. Night trains will be completely interrupted on the nights of Monday to Tuesday and Tuesday to Wednesday.
On the international side, trains will experience various fates: Eurostar and Thalys traffic will operate almost normally, but TGV traffic will be “very disturbed” between France and Switzerland (Lyria).
SNCF Voyageurs already recommends to those who can “to cancel or postpone their trips” and of “prefer telework”. Users will be able to check the circulation of trains on Monday January 30 from 5 p.m. on the SNCF sites and applications.
i️ Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, traffic will be severely disrupted on all of our lines: TRANSILIEN, TER, TGV (INOU… https://t.co/if1h7Nz11g
— SNCF Voyageurs (@SNCFVoyageurs)
The circulation of the metros in Paris and in the inner suburbs will be “very disturbed” on most lines, the RATP announced on Sunday.
The traffic will be ” normal “ for automated lines 1 and 14, with however a “risk of saturation”, warns the RATP. Line 4 will operate with one in two trains at peak times and one in four trains at off-peak hours, according to the press release from the transport manager.
On the other hand, traffic will be completely interrupted on the 3Bis metro line. Line 2 will only operate from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. with one train out of two.
Some metros will run only during peak hours (7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. out of four for the 12.
Lines 3, 5, 8, 11 and 13 will be partially open and “only at peak hours”which means that some stations will be closed.
Line 6 will only run between the Nation and Denfert-Rochereau stations and only at extended peak times (6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) at the rate of one train in three. Line 10 will run in the morning only and at the rate of one train out of three.
The circulation of surface networks, buses and trams, will be much less affected with an average of eight out of ten buses and trams that will run on the network.
The RER A and B (in the RATP zone) will run with difficulty with an average of one train out of two during peak hours.
[#MouvementSocial] Following a notice calling for an inter-professional strike day on Tuesday, January 31… https://t.co/OPtDC2d2ju
— RATP Group (@RATPgroup)
Air France will cancel one in ten short and medium-haul flights on Tuesday, and long-haul routes will not be affected, the airline announced on Monday.
Responding to “the request of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) made to all airlines to reduce their flight schedules to and from Paris Orly by 20%, Air France plans to ensure for this day all of its long-haul flights (and) 90% of its short and medium-haul flights”the company told AFP.
These figures are the same as on January 19, during the first day of the interprofessional strike against the pension reform.
The education and high school students’ unions called in a joint statement for the January 31 movement to be ” even stronger “ than that of January 19. Several high school organizations such as the FIDL, the MNL or the Voix Lycéenne call for the blocking of establishments.
• town halls
Town halls will symbolically close their doors on Tuesday. This will be the case for the town hall of Paris, after Anne Hidalgo joined an appeal launched by the boss of the PCF Fabien Roussel. Some public services will remain open, such as civil status “but the Paris City Hall will be ‘solidarity town hall’ on the 31st, in solidarity with the social movement, the situation is much too serious”believes the mayor of Paris.
Other municipalities have joined this movement of “solidarity town halls”, like those of Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis) or Bonneuil-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne). The LFI mayor of Faches-Thumesnil (Nord), Patrick Proisy, for his part announced that the hours of strike of the agents of his city would not be counted from 2 p.m. “so that they can go to the demonstration in Lille in the afternoon”.
The CGT in the electricity and gas industries sector, which has been on renewable strike since January 19, called for a strike on Tuesday. In refineries, it calls in particular for reductions in flow and blockages of deliveries. Targeted power cuts and free operations for individuals could also be conducted.
The Sud PTT union called on employees to mobilize on January 31.
The National Federation of Ports and Docks of the CGT, which had announced almost 100% of strikers according to the sites during the mobilization of January 26called to continue the movement with a new one-day work stoppage on January 31.
Ski lifts in resorts could experience malfunctions, the two main employee unions ski liftsForce Ouvrière (FO) and the CGT, having filed strike notices for this Tuesday.
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