If the threat of a social movement at the SNCF during the Christmas holidays is definitely remote, the month of December will still begin with a day of strike on the rails. The CGT Cheminots is in fact calling on traffic officers to “a day without a route” this Friday, December 1, “to extract better pay and better working conditions from management.”
SNCF therefore warns on its SNCF Connect website: “Train circulation will be disrupted on the network on Friday December 1st due to a national social movement by the Network Manager.” The railway company invites travelers to check the running of their trains and their connections this Thursday from 5 p.m. on SNCF Connect or any other mobility application. It is in fact at this time that the exact traffic plan for Friday will be known.
For travelers who see their train canceled, they can reschedule their trip or obtain a refund, free of charge, by going, before departure, to SNCF Connect or any other mobility application.
Disturbances will vary depending on the region. They will be strong or even very strong on the TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes network, in Occitanie, as well as on the SNCF Aquitaine and Poitou-Charentes network. In these two departments of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, trains on certain lines will only run from 1 p.m. this Friday. In the Grand Est, train traffic will also be “very disrupted” in Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine, with consequences to be expected on traffic in Lorraine until Saturday.
In Normandy, train traffic will be completely interrupted on the Rennes-Granville line, and slightly disrupted on the Paris-Trouville and Le Havre-Bréauté-Fécamp lines. Traffic will be “disrupted” in Centre-Val de Loire, Pays de la Loire and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. In Burgundy Franche-Comté, rail traffic will be “slightly disrupted” on the SNCF network. In Hauts-de-France, the impact will also be limited, with the exception of the Calais-Dunkerque line which will be closed, and the Calais-Boulogne and Calais-Hazebrouck lines which will be disrupted. Traffic will be normal in Brittany.
In Île-de-France, where traffic is already disrupted on certain RER and Transilien lines this Thursday due to a local social movement, it will be disrupted again on Friday due to the traffic police strike. For example, plan for every second train on the RER C. Traffic on line D will also be disrupted, as will that of certain Transilien lines (H, N, U).