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SNCF: 85% of TGVs between Paris and Bordeaux canceled between Sunday evening and Tuesday morning

2022-01-21T19:32:05.627Z

The SNCF announced on Friday that a strike by signalmen in New Aquitaine will harm rail traffic in the South-West, between



A signalmen's strike in New Aquitaine will seriously disrupt rail traffic in the South-West of France on Monday, with in particular the cancellation of 85% of TGVs between Paris and Bordeaux and "very disrupted" regional traffic, announced the SNCF on Friday.

The SNCF will ensure the circulation of five direct TGV round trips between Paris and Bordeaux, or approximately 15% of the planned offer, "for customers who absolutely need to travel that day" by train.

"All travelers who can are invited to postpone their trip to another date," said a spokesperson for SNCF Voyageurs.

No TGV will run south of Bordeaux

TGVs will not run south of Bordeaux, towards Hendaye and Toulouse.

With regard to Intercités, the service will also be “very disrupted” with only two round trips between Toulouse and Marseille on the Bordeaux-Marseille line, two Toulouse-Bayonne round trips and no Nantes-Bordeaux train.

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The Paris-Orléans-Limoges-Toulouse train and the Paris-Rodez/Toulouse and Paris-Latour de Carol/Lourdes night trains will run normally, the spokesperson said.

The TGV Inoui, Ouigo and Intercités customers concerned will be notified and will be able to exchange their ticket or get a refund, he added.

Almost normal traffic on Sunday evening, according to the SNCF

The TER transport plan in New Aquitaine is to be published later, but SNCF Réseau is already announcing "strong disruptions" on the lines between Bordeaux and Hendaye, Tarbes, Agen, Arcachon, Périgueux, Angoulême, Nantes, as well as on the lines Hendaye-Tarbes, Poitiers-La Rochelle and Poitiers-Angoulême.

Connections between TER and main lines will not be guaranteed.

The signalmen's strike is scheduled for Sunday 7:00 p.m. to Tuesday 8:00 a.m., but traffic should be "almost normal" on Sunday evening.

“Extensive negotiations were held.

Despite the proposals made by SNCF Réseau, the notice has not been lifted, “said SNCF Réseau in a press release, saying that it wished” the continuation of the dialogue.

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Source: leparis

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