Philippine's journey is not over yet.
After four days of intense hiking on the paths of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, the 20-year-old girl had to rest and board a train this Wednesday at 5 p.m. to reach Paris, departing from Aumont-Aubrac (Lozère ) with a stopover in Clermont-Ferrand.
This was without counting the strike of the railway workers, at the call of the CGT, the CFDT, Sud-Rail and the Unsa-Ferroviaire, on this day of "round table on wages", bringing together the management and the unions since 9 a.m. Wednesday.
“I received an SMS yesterday evening
), to warn me that my return train was cancelled, relates Philippine.
I directly looked if there were others during the day.
One was at 8 a.m., the other at 10:55 a.m.
I booked the second.
Except that he never arrived…” He was nevertheless noted “on time” on the notice boards at the station.
Here she is, bag on her back, stuck at the end of the morning at the deserted station of Aumont Aubrac, without a solution to reach Paris, she who lives in Fontenay-sous-Bois (Val-de-Marne).
"It's really bad"
The modern literature student managed to find a carpooling place on the BlaBlaCar site, between Aumont-Aubrac and Clermont-Ferrand, at the end of the afternoon.
“But there is no other TGV to reach Paris this evening anyway,” Philippine breathes.
That she is on the verge of overcoming by reserving another BlaBlaCar, this time between Clermont and Paris, around 9 p.m.
“To arrive around 1 a.m. in the capital.
I'm still waiting for the driver's confirmation!
“, she says.
In case of refusal, Philippine plans to sleep in a youth hostel in Clermont-Ferrand, to take a TGV at 5:57 this Thursday morning.
And, finally, to go home.
“The SNCF strike falls really badly.
But, at the same time, when you choose to go in
mode with the tent on your back like I did, she philosophizes, you have to expect a few problems… ”