Strike action hits trains between Paris and south west France

Strike action hits trains between Paris and south west France
Six out of 10 TGV services will be running, say SNCF. Photo: AFP
Strike action is causing disruption on the French rail network, with trains between Paris and south west France delayed or cancelled.

The strike action is centred on a maintenance depot where there is a dispute over changes to working conditions.

It will affect the high-speed TGV routes running from Paris' Montparnasse station to Bordeaux, Rennes and Nantes and is expected to continue until Sunday.

The French rail operator estimates that 6 out of 10 services will be running, but  there are likely to be delays.


Anyone whose pre-booked train has been cancelled should have already been notified by text message or email, but users are advised the check the SNCF app before they travel for more up to date information.

Cancellations of pre-booked tickets can be done for free on the SNCF website

The strike has been declared by the SUD rail union and is centred on the Châtillon repair depot, which is responsible for the maintenance of the TGV and Ouigo trains.

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