A Rouen-Paris train blocked by opponents of the pension reform, January 10, 2020. - Robin Letellier / SIPA

SNCF and RATP released their traffic forecasts for Friday, January 17. For SNCF, whose detailed forecasts are available here, management announces "a return to normal for TGV" and a "clear improvement" for TER. In terms of main lines, only intersecting TGVs (from province to province) will be disrupted, with seven out of ten trains.

@SNCF traffic will be almost normal this Friday, January 17 for high speed trains. Significant improvement for daily trains (TER, Transilien).

Press release :
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- SNCF Group (@GroupeSNCF) January 16, 2020

SNCF plans two Intercités out of three (with for example five round trips between Paris and Clermont, four round trips between Bordeaux and Marseille). There will also be eight TER out of ten at national level, with a large part of the journeys (75%) ensured by train, the rest being done by substitution bus.

Contrasting situation for metros

In Ile-de-France, the situation is more mixed. RER A and RER B will run all day (two trains out of three during rush hour), as will RER C and RER D. For the metro, the RATP announces normal traffic on lines 1, 14 and 11.

[Social Movement] ⚠️ For Friday January 17, #RATP forecasts disrupted traffic, a significant improvement compared to Thursday January 16 on the # Metro and #RER networks. The forecasts ⬇️ and on https://t.co/OElUNYGYky pic.twitter.com/mFIPTNvP4G

- RATP Group (@RATPgroup) January 16, 2020

Other metro lines (2, 3, 3bis, 4, 5, 7, 7bis, 8, 9 10) will run throughout the day, but with varying hourly amplitudes and reduced traffic. The situation remains complicated on line 6 (open from 5.30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.) as well as on lines 12 (traffic between Marie d'Issy and Concorde only) and 13 (traffic between Saint-Denis / Les Courtilles and Invalides ). Traffic will be normal on trams and almost normal for buses (four out of five).


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