Monday, January 20 strike at RATP: return to normal on most of the network, five metro lines remain disrupted

Monday, January 20 strike at RATP: return to normal on most of the network, five metro lines remain disrupted

Line 13, in particular, will be closed at midday and very busy the rest of the time. It is one of the few lines whose general assemblies have not voted to suspend the indefinite strike, according to Unsa-RATP.

A train on line 14 of the Paris metro, on January 20, 2020, during a strike movement at the RATP.  (BRUNO LEVESQUE / MAXPPP)

The Unsa-RATP announced on Saturday that the general assemblies had voted to lift the indefinite strike on most lines. The consequences will be visible in Parisian transport, Monday, January 20, the 47th consecutive day of strike against the pension reform. Traffic will be normal or “quasi-normal” on most of the RATP network, the company announced on Sunday. Only five metro lines will remain significantly disturbed, in particular the 13.

Almost more difficulties for buses, trams and RER

In detail, the RATP announces normal traffic on lines 1, 2, 3 bis, 7 bis, 9, 10, 11 and 14, and “almost normal” on lines 6, 7 and 8, with an average of four trains out of five. Line 12 will be entitled to three out of four trains, and lines 3, 4 and 5 to two out of three trains. Only line 13 will see its reduced hours: it will close between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., then after 11:30 p.m. Its traffic will also be very limited, with one in three trains in the morning and one in four in the afternoon.

The service will also be normal on the tram, almost normal for buses, and normal on line A of the RER. On line B, four out of five trains will run during peak hours, three out of four during off-peak hours. The other RERs depend on the SCNF.

Saturday, Laurent Djebali, secretary general of the traction unit of Unsa-RATP, reported that only the assemblies general three lines had decided to “Maintain the indefinite strike”Monday: RER B and metro lines 5 and 13.