Unions have representing workers on the city’s RATP transport network are embroiled in a dispute on pay, and have called a strike. They previously held a one-day strike on February 18th, but this time there is no end date to the industrial action.
French law obliges workers in essential industry such as transport to give 48 hours’ notice of their intention to strike. Transport bosses then use this information to produce revised timetables of the services they will be able to run on strike days.
Here is the latest information for Friday, March 25th, with disruption heavily concentrated on the city’s bus and tram lines.
Lines 1, 3bis, 4, 5, 6, 7bis, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14 will be running as normal.
Lines 2, 3, 7 and 13 have what RATP describes as ‘light disruption’ – all stations are open and trains are running but there might be a slightly longer gap than normal between services – 9 in 10 trains are running.
Line 8 – full line open, 8 trains in 10 are running.
[Mouvement Social] ⚠️ Vendredi 25/03, la #RATP prévoit un trafic normal sur le réseau RER et quasi normal sur le réseau Métro. Le trafic sera fortement perturbé sur le réseau de surface (Bus et Tramway). Nous vous présentons nos excuses pour les conditions de transport prévues.⬇️ pic.twitter.com/ZUh95fV5qi
— RATP Group (@RATPgroup) March 24, 2022
Across the city, 30 percent of bus services will not be running at all. The rest of the lines will only be running half of their normal services.
Services all along the tram network will be heavily disrupted, but only one line – Line 8 – won’t be running at all.
The rest of the lines will be running but with limited services. Those that do run are expected to be extremely crowded, especially during rush hours.
T1 – running between 6am and 11am and 3pm and 8pm. Trams every 10 minutes
T2 – running between 6am and 10pm, trams every 10 minutes during rush hour and every 20 minutes the rest of the day
T3a – running between 6am and 11am and 4.30 and 8.30pm. Trams every 6 minutes
T3b – running between 6.30am and 10am, 4.30pm and 8pm, only between Porte de Versailles and Porte de Pantin. Trams every 6 minutes
T5 – running between 5.30am and 10am only. Trams every 10 minutes
T6 – running between 6.30am and 9pm, trams every 10 minutes during rush hour and every 25 minutes the rest of the day
T7 – running between 6.30am and 12 noon and 3.30pm and 10.30pm. Trams every 14 minutes
Only RER lines B – which connects Paris to Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports – and A are affected, the other RER lines are run by SNCF so are not affected by the strike action.
RATP says that normal services will be maintained on both lines A and B.
The Transilien train service is also run by SNCF so is therefore not affected.
You can find full information and updates HERE.