Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Tunisia's Parliament votes on new Government

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

French court rules #burkini ban "clearly illegal"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Biden in Turkey, Colombia Peace Deal, Ethiopia Olympic Protest (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Earthquake in Italy, French Burkini Ruling (part 1)

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

The hidden secrets of Les Invalides

Read more

FOCUS

Pro-Opposition stronghold Port-Gentil feverishly awaits presidential elections

Read more

ENCORE!

Alexis Michalik: treading the boards in the footsteps of 'Edmond'

Read more

REPORTERS

Getting away with murder in DR Congo

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Why does Italy refuse to see the seismic risk?'

Read more

France

Navigating the strike: a traveller’s survival guide (Oct. 14)

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2010-10-14

Ongoing strikes in protest of pension reform continue to disrupt France’s transport system after millions of workers and students marched across the country on Tuesday. Here is FRANCE 24’s survival guide for commuters and travellers.

Travel information last updated October 14 at 9am (GMT+2).

Air:

Domestic and international flights arriving and departing from Paris airports and the nearby Beauvais airport were back to near normal service on Thursday.

For more flight information, see Paris airports website: www.aeroportsdeparis.fr

Individual airlines are posting information on flights on their own websites:

EasyJet, British Airways, Ryanair, Alitalia, bmibaby.com, Flybe, Air France



Rail:

International:

EUROSTAR (To London): Normal service
THALYS (Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands): 80 percent of trains running
LYRIA (to Switzerland): Normal service to Zurich, 50 percent of trains running to Geneva, no service to Bern.
ARTESIA (France-Italy): Service completely suspended
TALGO (France-Spain): Service completely suspended
Trains to Germany running at near normal service

National:

TGV (From or to Paris): 33 percent of trains running
      - Northern routes: 50 percent of trains running
      - TGV Inter-province (avoiding Paris): 20 percent
CORAIL: 33 percent of trains running
TÉOZ: 33 percent of trains running from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges, Toulouse and Cerbere. Service completely suspended for trains running from Paris to Metz, Lyon, Strasbour

TER: 40 percent of trains running

For more information, also see national railway website www.sncf.com, or call +33 (0)805 90 36 35

Paris region:

TRANSILIEN: Average of 40 percent of trains running during peak hours.

For more information, see suburban Transilien website www.abcdtrains.com , or call 0805 700 805



RER, Metro and Tram system:

RER A: Normal service

RER B: 33 percent of trains running during peak hours, none within Paris itself. Trains to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport leave roughly every 20 minutes. All passengers must transfer at Paris Gare du Nord and Denfert-Rochereau stations.

RER C, D and E: 33 percent of trains running. No RER D trains running between Châtelet les Halles and Gare de Lyon stations.

Metro and tramways: Normal or near normal service for all lines.
City buses: Near normal service

For more information, see RATP wesbite or call +33 (0) 800 15 11 11



The strike is expected to affect transport services is several French cities from October 12 to 30. Expect delays and cancelations for subway trains, buses and regional rail in:

Lyon, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Nantes, Montpellier, Grenoble
 

Date created : 2010-10-14

  • FRANCE

    Strikes cause major disruption at French ports

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    French Senate approves raising retirement age to 62

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    French railway unions call for open-ended strikes

    Read more

COMMENT(S)