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March/April 2019

SNCF strike disrupts travel in France

Rail strike hits UK

A national strike by SNCF staff in France is causing disruption to train services across the country, including some scheduled Eurostar trains.

The latest industrial action, which will take place today (3 April) and tomorrow, is part of ongoing protests against French president Emmanuel Macron’s labour reforms. Unions plan to strike two days out of every five until the end of June.

According to the BBC, SNCF senior manager Alain Krakovitch told Le Parisien newspaper that only about 12 per cent of high-speed TGV trains would run today. French media reports that the majority of regional trains would be out of service.

While Eurostar says the majority of its services remain unaffected, its trains to Disneyland Paris have had to be redirected to Gare du Nord, while others have been cancelled. Passengers are advised to check the status of their service before departing.

Meanwhile, SNCF is warning passengers that services could be severely disrupted during strike action and advises travellers to seek other modes of transportation where possible. Passengers can check the status of their train here.

A simultaneous strike by Air France staff has not affected flights.


Je souhaite voyager le 17 et 19 avril pour charles de gaulle prendre l avion
Je ne voyage pas souvent mais a chaque fois il y a des greves c est stressant fatiguant. Les passagers souffrent a causr de problemes d employes. Nous voyageons avec des personnes handicapes . Ce n est pas juste que la sncf utilisent les clients comme moyens de pression. Que la sncf regle ses problemes directement avec Mr Macron.

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