The strike movement also concerns, but to a lesser extent, the RATP.
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SNCF invites travelers to “postpone their journey as far as possible and favor teleworking”, Friday, June 24. In question: a strike movement by SNCF drivers, who denounce many changes in schedules that occur at the last minute. Traffic will thus be very disrupted on at least four Transilien lines in Ile-de-France.
Lines H, J, L and R will be particularly affected with one in three trains circulating only on average, SNCF announced on Wednesday. On certain branches of the H and R lines, replacement buses will even replace the trains. The RER B will operate almost normally to serve the Stade de France, where the final of the Top 14 rugby will be held. The RATP, also affected by a strike movement but less followed, assured that there would be “a reinforcement of the offer for the match between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.”.
Regarding the RER, the most disrupted line will be the D (one of the lines that serves the Stade de France), with one in two trains at peak times and one in three at off-peak hours. The interconnection between Gare de Lyon and Gare du Nord will not be provided, which means that there will be no “no train between these two stations”, SNCF said in a press release. Four out of five trains will run on average on RER C, RER B will run almost normally and service will be normal on RER E.
On the RATP side, lines 12 and 13 of the metro (which can also serve the stadium) will also be reinforced at peak times. On the rest of the network, the service will be normal on the RER A, except on the branches operated by the SNCF between Nanterre and Cergy (three trains out of four and one per hour at off-peak hours) and between Nanterre and Poissy (one train out of three ).