One of France’s major unions is calling on rail workers to join a one-day strike tomorrow (December 1).
The CGT Cheminots union is organising the strike “to demand better pay and working conditions from management”.
The strike will affect regional TER services in multiple regions – and Parisian public transport routes in the Île-de-France region – however, no TGV nor Ouigo high-speed routes look set to be affected.
If you have a journey planned on December 1, you can use a train timetable service (we recommend the official SNCFConnect app/website) to check if your service has been affected.
Where will be hit hardest?
The regions of Normandy, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Occitanie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Grand Est will all see some services affected.
In Nouvelle-Aquitaine, some services will only run after 13:00, particularly on the Poitou-Charentes area.
Trains in Champagne and Lorraine will also be “heavily disrupted” as will TER services across the entire Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
The Centre-Val de Loire, Pays de la Loire, and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regions will also see services 'disrupted’, although specific routes have not yet been mentioned.
In Normandy, there will be no trains on the Rennes-Granville line, and other lines towards Paris and Le Havre are also set to face minor delays.
In Hauts-de-France, services will be “slightly disrupted”, as is the case in Bourgogne Franche-Comté.
However, the Calais-Dunkirk line in the north will be closed.
In Brittany, services should run as normal.
Will other public transport be affected?
Parisian public transport is set to see delays, with one train in two on the RER C, and disruptions on the RER D.
Transilien lines H, N, and U are also set to see some delays, which could be exacerbated by local strikes on the lines.
Public transport such as metro, bus, and tram services in other cities do not look set to be affected so far.