The protest against the pension reform continues in transport. A new call for a general strike was launched by the unions for Wednesday, the eighth day of interprofessional mobilization of the government's bill. However, the movement promises to be a little less followed than the other days of national mobilization. An update on the announced disruptions in transport.
Three out of five TGVs at SNCF
Traffic will remain disrupted Wednesday at the SNCF with 3 TGV out of 5 and difficulties in Ile-de-France, according to management. Traffic will be broadly similar to those of Monday and Tuesday, with 3 TGV Inoui and Ouigo out of 5, 1 Intercités out of 3, no night train and 2 TER out of 5 on a national average, said SNCF Voyageurs on Tuesday.
In the Paris region, traffic will remain degraded on lines D and R with 2 trains out of 5 on average - and in particular an interruption between Châtelet-les-Halles and Gare de Lyon for the D. Three-quarters of trains must run on lines E and P, two-thirds on lines C, H, J and L, and half of the usual service for RER A and B, as well as on line N.
Service will be normal on lines K, U, T4, T11 and T13. SNCF traffic has been disrupted since the launch on March 7 of a renewable strike at the call of all railway unions against the pension reform.
Slight disruptions in the Paris metro
Traffic will be slightly disrupted in the Paris metro on Wednesday and very disrupted in the RER, said the RATP on Tuesday. The RATP anticipates more or less significant disruptions on some metro lines: one train out of two on the 3 and 13 - with an opening only from 6 am to 20 pm for the latter -, one out of three in the afternoon on the 12 and two out of three on lines 2, 7 and 8. The other lines - 1, 3bis, 4, 5, 6, 7bis, 10, 11, 12 in the morning and 14 - must run normally.
At the same time, the RATP is planning one train out of two on lines A and B of the RER, for this national day of action, which also marks the ninth day of a strike renewable at the call of the unions. Service should be normal on the Régie's bus and tramway networks.
For Thursday, the RATP forecasts "normal or almost normal" traffic in the metro, "almost normal" on line A of the RER and "disrupted" on line B.
Some flight cancellations
In the air, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) asked airlines to cancel Wednesday 20% of their flights at Paris-Orly because of a strike of air traffic controllers.
Flight cancellations for this new day of interprofessional mobilization are expected to be less numerous than last week, when they had affected, in addition to the Paris platforms of Orly and Roissy, airports in the region, and concerned up to 30% of aircraft movements.
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