Strike SNCF: 35% of the TGV will circulate Monday, 40% of TER and Transilien

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – Christophe SIMON – | SNCF employees at the Gare de Lyon on April 19, 2018 in Paris

Train traffic will again be very disturbed on Monday, with 35% of TGV trains in circulation, 30% of Intercités and 40% of TER, RER and Transilien, said Sunday the boss of the SNCF, Guillaume Pepy.

These figures are close to those of the previous day of strike Wednesday, but Mr Pepy has assured the Grand Jury RTL-LCI-Le Figaro that “the traffic will be improved” and that “the strike is eroding slowly”.

“There are four out of five railway workers at work,” he added, adding that “those who drive the trains are on strike at 60%” is “much less than at the beginning of the strike, where we were at 77% “.

SNCF also reported a rate of strikers close to 20% Wednesday, with already three drivers out of five participating in the movement.

“The travelers just have enough,” said Mr. Pepy, denouncing a strike “low-cost for employees but with a maximum penalty of travelers and businesses.”

For the next two-day episode, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, “we will put most of our resources to have more than 250 TGV per day,” he assured.

Asked about a possible extension of the movement in July and August, mentioned by Le Parisien, the boss of the SNCF estimated that “there will be no strike this summer because the rail workers are responsible people”.

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