The SNCF provides 200 TGV daily Friday and Saturday during the strike
TGV Gare de Lyon in Paris on April 4, 2018
The SNCF will be able to run 200 TGV daily Friday and Saturday during the third episode of two-day strike, said Wednesday the direction of the railway group.
“We are sure to be able to guarantee 200 TGVs per day,” said a spokesman, adding that in normal times, about 700 TGVs run daily on the network.
These 200 TGV will be conducted “by non-strikers drivers” and “by many cadres” authorized to drive these trains and reassigned to these positions during the strike, he added.
“The available places were reopened for sale on Tuesday morning,” he said. The SNCF had suspended on 20 March the sale of tickets for all its TGV and Intercités on the 12 days of strike planned for April and travelers were asked to postpone their trip on those days.
The group will communicate Thursday afternoon its traffic forecast for this third episode of strike, which will start at 20:00 Thursday night and end at 07:55 Sunday morning and coincide with the start of the spring school holidays Zone C.
This strike by episode of two days out of five started on April 3 at the call of the unions CGT, Unsa and CFDT to protest against the government project of reform of the SNCF. The SUD-Rail union launched the same day an indefinite strike, renewable by 24 hours in general assembly.