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French rail strikes: How Thursday's walkout will affect you

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French rail strikes: How Thursday's walkout will affect you
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17:30 CEST+02:00
French rail workers are gearing up for another day of strikes on Thursday June 7th. Here's what you need to know about how train services will be affected.
Travellers in France are set to be hit by more travel headaches on Thursday as the rail strikes continue. 
 
Here's what we know about the disruption to services:
 
Seven TGV trains out of ten running
 
On the Atlantic line passengers can expect three trains out of four to be in operation while on TGV Est, nine trains out of ten will be in circulation and on TGV Nord four out of five trains will be running.
 
Internationally, traffic should be almost running as normal for Eurostar and Thalys trains. However no trains will be running on the France-Spain route.
 
One TER and Intercités out of two
 
Intercité traffic will also be disrupted this Thursday.
 
For example, on the Paris-Granville line only two out of five trains will be in circulation. There will be no trains running at night.
 
Meanwhile, TER passengers are advised to consult their dedicated regional site.
 
RER
 
Services are expected to run as normal on RER A while on RER B one train out of every two will be running and passengers will have to change at Gare du Nord. 
 
Rail unions have carried out a series of two-day rolling strikes since the beginning of April to demonstrate their objections to plans to strip new SNCF recruits of jobs-for-life and early retirement, part of Macron's bid to reduce the SNCF's nearly €50 billion of debt.
 
The strikes have caused major travel headaches for the 4.5 million daily rail users in France although in general they have lost steam over the months of action. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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