If you’ll be traveling to or through France in the next three months, take note: The state-run SNCF rail network will be affected severely by strikes through the end of June, starting this week (this past Tuesday). As written on BBC.com, “The start of the strike has been dubbed ‘Black Tuesday,’ but the action will spread over three months, affecting two days in every five.” A calendar with the pre-set strike days is available in the post.
On strike days, service will be extremely limited: “With the four main rail unions observing the strike, services have been severely curtailed. Some 77% of SNCF drivers were believed to be on strike. The company said 34% of its staff overall were striking. Only one in eight high-speed TGVs is scheduled to run while only one in five regional trains is operating.”
Make sure to look over the strike calendar and confirm that days you’ll need French rail aren’t on it.
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