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South west France rail strike: How train services are affected on Monday

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South west France rail strike: How train services are affected on Monday
The strike on Monday is expected to have a big impact on railway services including the high-speed TGV trains and the regional Transilien services. Photo: Philippe Lopez/AFP

Railway workers in south west France were set to strike on Monday with services across the region - particularly between Bordeaux and Toulouse - severely disrupted. Here's what's running.

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Members of the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) and the National Union of Autonomous Trade Unions (UNSA) in Nouvelle Aquitaine called   th in a dispute over pay and pensions.

A severely reduced timetable is running, with no services at all in some areas.

TGV

As many as 85 percent of TGV trains between Paris and Bordeaux will be cancelled, SNCF announced. However, the railway company said it would guarantee five TGV return journeys between Paris and Bordeaux, which is about 15 percent of the normal services, "for those who need to travel on that day".

However, there will be no TGV trains between Bordeaux and Toulouse or Bordeaux and Hendaye.

Intercités

Intercités trains will also be affected, with only two return journeys between Toulouse and Marseille on the Bordeaux-Marseille line.

There will be two return journeys from Toulouse to Bayonne, but no trains between Nantes and Bordeaux.

The Paris-Orléans-Limoges-Toulouse service and the night trains between Paris-Rodez/Toulouse and Paris-Latour de Carol/Lourdes will not be affected and will operate normally.

The company will warn customers who have already bought tickets for the TGV Inoui, Ouigo and Intercités trains, and will be given a refund or given the option to exchange their tickets.

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TER

As for the TER local trains in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, services will be running at around 30 percent, SNCF said. Ten of the region's 30 services will not be operating:

  • Poitiers/Angoulême
  • Angoulême/Bordeaux
  • Angoulême/Saintes/Royan
  • Poitiers/La Rochelle
  • La Rochelle/Saintes
  • Bordeaux/Archachon
  • bordeaux/Agen
  • Niort/Saintes
  • Bordeaux/Morcenx/Dax
  • Agen/Périgueux

The strike is scheduled to last until 8am on Tuesday 25th.

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Anonymous 2022/01/22 17:03
Again ! ... It's like living in the 1970s

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