The mass strike continued on Monday (December 9th) in public transport in France, particularly in Paris, causing more than 500 kilometers of traffic jams in Ile-de-France around 7:30 am, at the start of a week decisive for the reform of pensions whose detailed content must be presented Wednesday.
While the traffic SNCF and RATP remains very disturbed since Thursday, day of massive mobilization against the "universal system" of retirement wanted by Emmanuel Macron, a black Monday draws itself because of the expected affluence in stations and stations.
SNCF states that it insures "between 15% to 20%" of its usual traffic, ie a TGV and a Transilien (RER SNCF and suburban trains) out of five, three TER routes out of ten (mainly provided by bus), an Intercity train on five and one international traffic "very disturbed".
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RATP reported on its side of a traffic in the Paris area "extremely disturbed", with nine lines of metro closed sixteen Monday, and an extremely reduced traffic for six others. Following a "technical incident", the traffic was also interrupted on part of line 4 and was not to resume until 9 o'clock.
Seven of the 25 "bus centers" of the RATP were blocked Monday morning by strikers, only one third of the buses circulating accordingly against the half scheduled for Sunday night by the independent control, said a spokesman.
As a result, many users have resolved to drive: nearly 550 kilometers of traffic jams were recorded Monday around 7:40 on the roads of Ile-de-France, according to the Sytadin road information site.
"We will see an improvement, however there will be many more people, so there is a risk of saturation on the stations and on the platforms," warned Agnès Ogier, director of communication of the SNCF, inviting "all those who can to limit their movements by train ".
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The prospects are not better for Tuesday given the second day of inter-professional mobilization, at the call of inter-union CGT, FO, Solidaires and FSU.
To facilitate the journeys of the Parisians, vehicles carpooling (at least three people) were allowed Monday to circulate on the lanes of buses and taxis on the "major roads that arrive in Paris", from 5:00, but not in the capital, according to Minister for Environmental Transition Elisabeth Borne.