Strikes continue: TGV, Eurostar, flights

Nine out of ten TGV trains are cancelled tomorrow due to the national pension reform strikes, which are now expected to continue until at least Monday next week.

5 December 2019
By Oliver Rowland

SNCF has warned that rail services will be ‘very strongly disrupted across the whole network’ again and they are advising travellers to cancel or put off their travel plans.

Travellers with tickets for TGV Inoui, Ouigo or Intercités can request an exchange or refund for all tickets, in shops and stations or on site or application.

Overall only around 15% of services will be running on the Transilien, 30% of TER local rail services – but mostly via bus replacements, and only 10% of TGVs.

As today, around half of Eurostar trains are expected to run. The firm says it will run a reduced timetable until December 10. Updates can be found at this link.

More detail of the picture on the railways tomorrow is available at this link.

It comes as Air France has announced it is cancelling 30% of its interior France flights tomorrow and 10% of medium-haul international ones, after the DGAC aviation agency advised firms to reduce their flights by around 20% in view of continuing strikes by ground crew and air traffic controllers.

easyJet expects delays and cancellations to continue until Saturday, and says customers should check the status of their flight on its flight tracker, on its mobile app or website.

About 300,000 people are said to have taken part in pension reform protests on the streets today, according to an analysis of police reports by news agency AFP.

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