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18 Oct 2019 | 07:25 AM UTC

France: Severe train disruptions across France October 18

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Severe train disruptions reported across France on October 18; plan alternative routes and expect longer travel times

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Hauts de France region, Pays de la Loire region, Occitanie, Southeast of France, Grand Est, Normandy, Centre-Val de Loire, Bretagne,, Ile-de-France, France

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Significant rail disruptions (delays and cancelations) are being reported across France as of the morning (local time) on Friday, October 18, due to an ongoing strike by employees of the national rail operator SNCF. Regional train service in the Hauts-de-France, Pays de la Loire, Occitanie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Grand-Est, Normandie, Centre Val-de-Loire, Bretagne, and Ile-de-France areas are particularly affected.

An increased demand for alternative transport and longer travel times are expected in the coming hours. Additional information can be found on the SNCF website here.  


Individuals are advised to monitor developments to the situation, confirm rail reservations, anticipate public transportation disruptions, and plan alternative modes of transportation.


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