Europe 1 with AFP 20:15 p.m., March 19, 2023

The strike movement against the pension reform continues in transport and traffic is expected to be disrupted again this Monday in Île-de-France but also on high-speed lines. If the Paris metro should not experience difficulties, slowdowns are to be expected on the Transilien network.

The SNCF forecasts traffic similar Monday to that of this weekend with four TGV out of five and two-thirds of the TER maintained, while the renewable strike against the pension reform will enter its 14th day. SNCF Voyageurs also plans to operate 60% of its Intercités connections but no night trains will run.

On the Ile-de-France rail network, traffic will be disrupted, particularly on line D of the RER and R of the Transilien with only 40% of trains maintained. There will be only a third of the trains on the U line and half on the RER B (in the north). The RER C and lines J, L and N will see two trains out of three. Finally, three quarters of scheduled trains are maintained on RER E and line P.

i️ National interprofessional
social movement The movement of your trains will remain disrupted Monday, March 20, 2023 on some #Transilien lines.
Forecasts are available on the Île-de-France Mobilités app and the website.

— Transilien SNCF (@Actu_Transilien) March 19, 2023

On the other hand, the service will be normal or almost normal on the RER A, lines H, K, T4, T11 and T13. On Tuesday, SNCF Voyageurs still expects a disrupted service. On Friday, all the group's unions announced their intention to continue the renewable strike until the withdrawal of the text of the pension reform. On the side of the RATP, the circulation of the metros will not be impacted by the movement this Monday as that of trams and buses, with the exception of certain lines.

The DGAC requests the cancellation of 30% of flights at Orly

In the aviation sector, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) asked airlines to cancel Monday 30% of their flights at Paris-Orly and 20% at Marseille-Provence, because of the strike movement of air traffic controllers. "Despite these preventive measures, disruptions and delays are nevertheless to be expected," the DGAC warned on Friday. The cancellation rate at Orly on Monday is up compared to this week, when the authorities had requested the cancellation of 20% of flights departing from the Paris airport.


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To limit traffic disruption, minimum service provisions will be applied in certain en route air navigation centres (CRNA, air traffic control centres) and airport navigation services. The DGAC invites passengers who can to postpone their trip and to check with their airline to know the status of their flight.