Strike of January 20: SNCF announces “normal” or “almost normal” traffic on most of the network, Transilien, RER and Intercités remain affected

Strike of January 20: SNCF announces “normal” or “almost normal” traffic on most of the network, Transilien, RER and Intercités remain affected

Four out of five trains will run on the Intercités and Transilien networks on Monday. But the traffic is in progress compared to the previous week.

Travelers at the Gare du Nord, in Paris, on January 15, 2020, during a strike movement against the pension reform.  (MAXPPP)

Rail traffic will be close to its usual state on Monday, January 20, the 47th consecutive day of strike against pension reform. SNCF announced on Sunday normal traffic for TGVs. Four out of five Intercités will also be running.

As for local trains, the TER will run “almost normally”. In the Paris region, four out of five Transilien will be maintained. The frequency of trains will be more uneven on the different lines of the RER: normal service for the RER A, three out of four trains for the B and C, two out of three trains on the D and four out of five trains on the E.

This traffic marks an improvement compared to the previous week. Thus, on Friday, only four TER out of five and three Translien out of four were circulating. On Friday, the strike rate within the company fell to 4.7%, and 19% among drivers.