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Strike on the RER B: disruptions announced “all day”

People on the platform.

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Strike on the RER B: disruptions announced “all day”

People on the platform. This Thursday morning, many public transport users in the Ile-de-France region experienced significant delays and some train cancellations on the RER B due to an unexpected strike action, announced the evening before. “All day”, it will be necessary to “plan 1 train out of 2 on the north of the line and 3 trains out of 4 on the south”, warn the authorities who manage this line operated by both the RATP and the SNCF. Please note, however, that the interconnection will be “maintained at Gare du Nord”, where “a change of train will not be necessary”.

On social networks, many users showed their exasperation at the difficult situation and the lack of communication, particularly on dedicated applications. “Updating the schedules impacted by strikes on the applications as you like to say so much, is that in your plans?”, asks a user. For the moment, if the authorities assure that "no train has been canceled on the Robinson branch", the frequency was largely slowed down - it takes 25 minutes between each train - while some complained that trains had left “ahead” of the announced time.

Other disruptions were also to be deplored on the RER A this Thursday, due - among other things - to the activation of an alarm signal or even a passenger incident. But at this stage, only the RER B was affected by a social movement. This strike nevertheless comes a few days after the CGT-RATP's announcement to file a strike notice between February 5 and September 9, thus running for seven months. Enough to worry users, already affected by the poor regularity during peak hours of the RER B.

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