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More than half of France’s TGV trains canceled because of strike

December 04, 2022
Platform at Gare de l’Est in Paris. — courtesy photo
Platform at Gare de l’Est in Paris. — courtesy photo

PARIS — Around 60% of France’s TGV and Intercity trains were canceled this weekend because of a strike by SNCF workers, pushing the country’s Minister of Transport to call for “collective responsibility”.

About 4 out of 10 TGV and Intercity trains were running on Saturday, and unions have warned passengers of further cancelations.

Unions have also filed a strike notice for the Christmas and New Year’s weekends.

The almost 10,000 SNCF conductors, of which nearly 3,000 work on the TGV and Intercity trains, work to maintain traffic and passenger safety. Trains cannot run without them.

SNCF management has announced that there will be “new meetings” with trade unions and workers next week. — Euronews


December 04, 2022
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