Special some news from France , the strike of January 19 2023

This is a special post due to the major strike all over France that will start tomorrow with possible extentions , All in cold snowy day in many parts of France even if light in cities, We will be tidy and drinking a nice glass of wine at home! Take care if in France and best of luck , IF any help just let me know in comments.

This is a first for 12 years and a defeat of the government according to the secretary general of the CGT Philippe Martinez: the eight French trade union federations (CFDT, CGT, FO, CFE-CGC, CFTC, Unsa, Solidaires, FSU) are unite in a common front against the pension reform , which aims to raise the legal retirement age to 64 from 62, According to the Ministry of the Interior, a thousand radical elements could take part in the Paris parade on Thursday 19 January, secured by 3,500 police or gendarmes. On the air transport side, flight crew unions are also calling for mobilization in the streets, such as the SNPNC-FO, which represents the stewards and hostesses of Air France, EasyJet, Ryanair, etc.

Lines 1 and 14, fully automated, will operate normally, but with risks of saturation. Line 4 will also run, but with one train in two during peak hours and one train in four during off-peak hours. Lines 8, 10 and 11 will not run at all, while traffic on lines 2, 3, 3 bis, 5, 6, 7, 7 bis, 9, 12 and 13 will be greatly disrupted. One out of two trains will run at peak times on lines 3, 3 bis, 5, 7 bis and 9. One out of three trains will run on lines 12 and 13, one out of four trains on line 6 and one out of five trains on line 7. In addition, many stations will be closed.

It will be necessary to plan on average one train out of two at peak times and one train out of four at off-peak hours for the RER A. The first departures will be at 5h10 and 5h40 The last visit to Châtelet is scheduled for 21h. The interconnection with Nanterre prefecture is maintained. Regarding the RER B, plan one train out of two during peak hours and one train out of three during off-peak hours. The last visit to Châtelet is scheduled around 21h50. The interconnections will be suspended at the Gare du Nord. For RER C, trains will only run on the southern branch from Paris Austerlitz, between 6h and 9h. and between 16h. and 20h, For the D, there will be no train between Châtelet and Gare de Lyon. Finally for the RER E, the stations of Pantin, Rosa Parks, Magenta and Haussmann Saint-Lazare will not be served. Plan for one train out of ten for these three lines.

Two out of three buses will run on average and a dozen lines will be closed. Regarding the noctilien network, the service will be normal. Tram traffic will be normal on lines T6 and T8, slightly disrupted on lines T1 and 13a and very disrupted on lines T2, T3b, T7 and T5. Transiliens One in ten trains will be required for lines L, J and P. Line J will not run on the Paris-Ermont axis and line P trains will only run on the Paris-Meaux axis. The R train will not run.

Ok hoping is ok took this picture from the tv BFMTV on the strike assembly in the Place de la République , they went to the Place de la Bastille and finally to the Place de la Nation in Paris. Yes over one million out in France! And it seems will continue…

Paris pl de la République strike on BFMTV jan23

The Paris RATP network : https://www.ratp.fr/en/

The regional IDF network Transilien : https://www.transilien.com/en

The SNCF trains on the strike : https://www.sncf.com/fr/greve-nationale/mouvement-social-interprofessionnel-du-19-janvier-2023

Strike info on its the strike or c’est la grêve special site :https://www.cestlagreve.fr/secteur-d-activite/transport/sncf-train/#greves-en-cours

The TER sncf strike info for Brittany : https://www.ter.sncf.com/bretagne/se-deplacer/info-trafic/greve-sncf-ter

There you go folks, a special some news from France as the best warning possible for the strike tomorrow Stay safe and again best of luck and let me know if stuck that I can direct you from here, And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

PS Do not want to repeat myself but this is entertainment French style, the strikes will continue and another major one on January 31st life goes on nobody else pays attention. Just be aware if visiting during these times… Cheers

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