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Strike at the SNCF: traffic severely disrupted in the South-West this Monday

A signalmen’s strike in New Aquitaine will seriously disrupt rail traffic in the south-west of France this Monday, January 24, resulting in particular in the cancellation of 85% of TGVs between Paris and Bordeaux and “very disrupted” regional traffic. , SNCF announced on Friday 21 January.

The SNCF will nevertheless ensure the circulation of five direct TGV round trips between Paris and Bordeaux, or approximately 15% of the planned offer, “for customers who absolutely need to travel that day”.

No TGV will circulate south of Bordeaux, towards Hendaye and Toulouse.

The call to strike was launched by the CGT-Cheminots and the Unsa railway to demand better management of the end of career and measures to ensure the loyalty of the personnel, indicated the Unsa.

No TGV to Hendaye and Toulouse

The signalmen, who are employees of the SNCF Réseau company, are also demanding an increase in their work bonus, especially since the employees of the SNCF Voyageurs company benefited from a bonus of 600 euros at the end of the year.

With regard to the Intercités, the service will also be very “disturbed” with only two round trips between Toulouse and Marseille on the Bordeaux-Marseille line, two Toulouse-Bayonne round trips and no Nantes-Bordeaux train.

The Paris-Orléans-Limoges-Toulouse train and the Paris-Rodez/Toulouse and Paris-Latour de Carol/Lourdes night trains will run normally, said the SNCF Voyageurs spokesperson.

The TGV Inoui, Ouigo and Intercités customers concerned will be notified and will be able to exchange their ticket or get a refund. For the TER in New Aquitaine, the transport plan provides for 30% of the usual traffic to be ensured, indicated the SNCF.

But ten lines, out of the thirty in the region, “will not be served” (Poitiers / Angoulême, Angoulême / Bordeaux, Angoulême / Saintes / Royan, Poitiers / La Rochelle, La Rochelle / Saintes, Bordeaux / Arcachon, Bordeaux / Agen , Niort/Saintes, Bordeaux/Morcenx/Dax and Agen/Périgueux).

In addition, connections between TER and main lines will not be guaranteed. The signalmen’s strike is scheduled for Sunday 7 p.m. to Tuesday 8 a.m., but traffic should be “almost normal” Sunday evening.

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