Infotech Strike of January 31: update on traffic disruptions

Strike of January 31: update on traffic disruptions

The operation of air transport, the metro and trains will be “very strongly disturbed” Tuesday, January 31, for the second day of mobilization against the pension reform. “L’Obs” takes stock of the disruptions in transport.

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• “Very disrupted” traffic for the RATP

The circulation of the metros in Paris and in the inner suburbs will be “very disturbed” on most lines, announced the RATP. The traffic will be ” normal “ for lines 1 and 14, indicates the RATP in a press release. The circulation of surface networks, buses and trams, will be “slightly disturbed”with an average of eight out of 10 buses and trams running on the network.

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Line 4 will operate with one in two trains at peak times and one in four trains at off-peak hours, according to the press release from the transport manager. On the other hand, traffic will be completely interrupted on the 3Bis metro line. Line 2 will only operate from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. with one train out of two.

Some metros will only run during peak hours (7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) at the rate of one train out of three on all lines 7 and 7bis, one train out of two for line 9 and one in four trains for line 12.

Lines 3, 5, 8, 11 and 13 will be partially open and “only at peak hours”, which means that some stations will be closed. Line 6 will only run between the Nation and Denfert-Rochereau stations and only at extended peak times (6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) with one train per three. Line 10 will run in the morning only and at the rate of one train out of three.

• Two out of five TGVs in the North

The SNCF plans two out of five TGVs on the North axis, one out of two in the East, one out of four on the Atlantic arc, one out of two on the South-East and two out of five for the Ouigo. On province-to-province lines, only one in three trains will run.

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For regional trains, it provides for two TER trains out of 10 on average, and in Ile-de-France one train out of three on lines A, B, H and U, as well as one train out of four on line K, and one train on 10 for lines C and D (partly closed), E, ​​J, L, N, P and R, according to a press release. Tram lines 4, 11 and 13 will operate normally.

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Intercités traffic will also be “very strongly disturbed” : no train will run except for a round trip on the Paris-Clermont-Ferrand, Paris-Limoges-Toulouse and Bordeaux-Marseille routes. Night trains will be completely interrupted on the nights of Monday to Tuesday and Tuesday to Wednesday.

On the international side, trains will experience various fates: Eurostar and Thalys traffic will operate almost normally, but TGV traffic will be “very disturbed” between France and Switzerland (Lyria).

• One in five flights canceled at Orly

The General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) on Sunday January 29 asked airlines to preventively cancel one in five flights at Paris Orly airport on Tuesday, due to a strike by air traffic controllers as part of of the second day of mobilization against the pension reform.

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“The DGAC has asked the airlines to reduce their flight schedule by 20% for the day of Tuesday January 31, 2023 at Paris-Orly airport”according to a press release. “Despite these preventive measures, disruptions and delays are nevertheless to be expected”said Civil Aviation.

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