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Old 29 Mar 2018, 07:24 (Ref:3811684)   #1
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Planned TGV strikes

Thought this may be of interest to a few folk on this forum.

Just been made aware of this planned schedule of TGV strikes until the end of June(!). TGV workers are set to strike on 2 days out of 5, and some of the strike days seem to fall on really inopportune days for those of us not driving to Le Mans.

Test Day looks particularly bad, with strikes scheduled for the Saturday and Sunday. The Tuesday and Wednesday of Le Mans Week are also designated strike days, as is the Sunday of and the Monday after the race (that should be interesting!)

Obviously it's still quite a long way away, so let's hope they find a solution and the disruption doesn't happen. Also been advised that trains on the non-strike days are filling up really fast so better to get in and book sooner rather than later.

Full article and calendar: https://www.thelocal.fr/20180326/fre...lling-by-train
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Old 29 Mar 2018, 12:13 (Ref:3811744)   #2
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This is insane. And I can't really alter my transport plans now, especially not on the way back... if they cancel any of the trains that are going towards Paris after the race, it's going to be inhuman. Those trains are crowded enough already now as it is.
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Old 29 Mar 2018, 16:36 (Ref:3811778)   #3
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This is insane. And I can't really alter my transport plans now, especially not on the way back... if they cancel any of the trains that are going towards Paris after the race, it's going to be inhuman. Those trains are crowded enough already now as it is.
When will you have your plane ? Which airport ?
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Old 29 Mar 2018, 19:16 (Ref:3811801)   #4
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Strikes in France, whatever next?

The date chosen is, presumably, designed to be bad to strengthen the hand to obtain whatever demand is being asked for?
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Old 29 Mar 2018, 20:31 (Ref:3811814)   #5
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When will you have your plane ? Which airport ?
To France - Tuesday of race week, landing at CDG from Munich late morning. Back home - Monday from CDG around noon via Frankfurt. (And I can't buy with Ouigo a train ticket straight from CDG, they don't accept their tickets being bought from Romania)
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Old 30 Mar 2018, 06:12 (Ref:3811850)   #6
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As alternative, you can use blablacar.fr.
This is a system where people who have empty seats in their car put them on a web site named blablacar.fr
It is pretty usefull when the train are on strike. On the top of that it is quite cheap.
The other alternative are the buses (www.flixbus.fr or www.ouibus.com) as Le Mans is not far away from Paris it will not take much time.
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This is insane. And I can't really alter my transport plans now, especially not on the way back... if they cancel any of the trains that are going towards Paris after the race, it's going to be inhuman. Those trains are crowded enough already now as it is.
I'm in the same boat – need to get to Paris on Sunday evening for onward train (German ICE, thank god) on Monday morning.

It appears they are trying to recreate the 1995 strikes that periodically shut down the entire network. My hope is that it's all sorted by that time. Also, it's worth considering that not all trains will be affected I believe.
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Old 30 Mar 2018, 14:59 (Ref:3811939)   #8
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We will have the first round of the strike next week. We will see the % of train canceled.
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It is also quite a long time to be striking. Hopefully they will find a solution at the negotiation table before LM
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It is also quite a long time to be striking. Hopefully they will find a solution at the negotiation table before LM
Hope so too, and that the rest of the transport network doesn't decide to come out on strike in support.
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Old 31 Mar 2018, 18:54 (Ref:3812160)   #11
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Hmm this could be inconvenient.... travelling on Tuesday of raceweek and straight after the race on TGV and Eurostar. As I've already booked I'll take a chance but will look into the buses between Paris and Le Mans
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Old 31 Mar 2018, 20:44 (Ref:3812168)   #12
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I wouldn't worry about it yet - these things don't tend to drag on for months. There's information on this site https://en.oui.sncf/en/train/strike but even they aren't trying to say what will happen in a couple of months or more from now.
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The strike is continuing. Some trains are running, although still a minority.
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Threats to extend the strikes into July and August.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180423/fre...uly-and-august

Well, looks like it'll be rental car for me. Still a bit apprehensive about renting from CDG, hopefully I won't end up in a horror story.
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