France Strike 5th -12th December 2019

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

UPDATED 10th December

Rail Europe would like to advise that the representative unions of SNCF planned a strike from December 5th-8th. Train services may suffer cancellations or timetable changes during this time.  We will be sharing all the useful information you may need for each impacted carrier in this post,please follow this post frequently.

SNCF - travel within France

The transport plan for TGV and INTERCITES will be published on December 3rd from 17h00.
To follow the forecasts of the strike in real time or check which trains will be running the best is to check on the railway’s website
https://www.sncf.com/en/booking-itinerary/search-train-number, under "Train number",

 

Thello
We have been informed that, impacts are expected on Thello trains’ circulation. Possible impacts are to be considered as early as the evening of Wednesday 4th.
To follow the forecasts of the strike in real time or check which Thello will be running the best is to check on https://www.thello.com/en/

Referring to the strike declared by French trade unions starting from December 5th 2019, we inform you that Thello Company has replaced the following trains:

  • EN 201 and EN 200 for departures on days 04/12, 05/12 and 06/12
  • EN 221 and EN 220 for departures on 07/12 and 08/12

with a bus service between Paris and Milan.

A replacement train will be available between Milan and Venice as well.

 

Thalys
Most of the services will run as normal with below exceptions.
Some passengers will be faced with the following changes

A change of seats for Thalys 9410, 9422, 9440, 9427, 9451, 9457.
The cancellation of Thalys trains 9302, 9336, 9360, 9321.

 

Lyria

Transport plan for TGV Lyria will be published on December 3rd from 17h00.

 

TGV FRANCE-SPAIN

December 4th

Train 9724 Madrid - Marseilles Cancelled. 

December 5th - 9th 

All International France-Spain services cancelled due to strike

December 10-15 

All International France-Spain services, sales are currently blocked. 

 

 

EUROSTAR

The trains stated here below will be cancelled.

5th December

London St Pancras International to Paris Gare du Nord:

  • Train 9080
  • Train 9008
  • Train 9018
  • Train 9022
  • Train 9028
  • Train 9036
  • Train 9042
  • Train 9050


Paris Gare du Nord to London St Pancras International:

  • Train 9007
  • Train 9013
  • Train 9015
  • Train 9023
  • Train 9031
  • Train 9043
  • Train 9051
  • Train 9055

London St Pancras International to Brussels Midi:

  • Train 9132

Brussels Midi to London St Pancras International:

  • Train 9117
  • Train 9157

6th December

London St Pancras International to Paris Gare du Nord:

  • Train 9080
  • Train 9008
  • Train 9014
  • Train 9022
  • Train 9024
  • Train 9030
  • Train 9036
  • Train 9040
  • Train 9046
  • Train 9050

Paris Gare du Nord to London St Pancras International:

  • Train 9007
  • Train 9013
  • Train 9015
  • Train 9021
  • Train 9023
  • Train 9037
  • Train 9039
  • Train 9047
  • Train 9051
  • Train 9067

London St Pancras International to Brussels Midi:

  • Train 9110
  • Train 9132
  • Train 9152

Brussels Midi to London St Pancras International:

  • Train 9117
  • Train 9121
  • Train 9153
  • Train 9157

 

Saturday 7th December

London - Paris

9002 – Departure at 06:18 (cancelled)

9014 – Departure at 09:24 (cancelled)

9022 – Departure at 11:31 (cancelled)

9028 – Departure at 13:31 (cancelled)

9036 – Departure at 15:31 (cancelled)

9040 – Departure at 16:31 (cancelled)

 

 

Paris – London

9007 – Departure at 07:13 (cancelled)

9015 – Departure at 09:13 (cancelled)

9023 – Departure at 11:13 (cancelled)

 

 

London – Brussels

9110 – Departure at 06:57 (cancelled)

 

Brussels – London

9113 – Departure at 07:56 (cancelled)

 

Sunday 8th December

 

London – Paris

9022 – Departure at 11:31 (cancelled)

9028 – Departure at 13:31 (cancelled)

9042 – Departure at 17:01 (cancelled)

9048 - Departure at 18:31 (cancelled)

9054 – Departure at 20:00 (cancelled)

 

 

Paris – London

9011 – Departure at 08:13 (cancelled)

9019 – Departure at 10:13 (cancelled)

9021 – Departure at 10:43 (cancelled)

9027 – Departure at 12:13 (cancelled)

9031 – Departure at 13:13 (cancelled)

9039 – Departure at 15:13 (cancelled)

9043 - Departure at 16:13 (cancelled)

9045 – Departure at 16:43 (cancelled)

9055 – Departure at 19:13 (cancelled)

 

 

 

London – Brussels

9116 – Departure at 08:55 (running)

9132 – Departure at 12:58 (cancelled)

9152 – Departure at 17:55 (cancelled)

9158 – Departure at 19:34 (cancelled)

 

Brussels – London

9117 – Departure at 08:52 (cancelled)

9157 – Departure at 18:56 (cancelled)

 

Monday 9th December

London - Paris

9080 – Departure at 05:40 (cancelled)

9040 - Departure at 16:31 (cancelled)

 

Paris – London

9019 – Departure at 10:13 (cancelled)

9027 – Departure at 12:13 (cancelled)

 

London – Brussels

9132 – Departure at 12:58 (cancelled)

9150 – Departure at 17:16 (running, but sales closed between London and Brussels)

 

Brussels – London

9109 – Departure at 06:56 (cancelled)

 

Tuesday 10th December

 

London – Paris

9080 – Departure at 05:40 (cancelled)

9040 – Departure at 16:31 (cancelled)

 

Paris – London

9015 – Departure at 09:13 (cancelled)

9027 – Departure at 12:13 (cancelled)

 

London – Brussels

9132 – Departure at 12:58 (cancelled)

 

Brussels – London

9121 – Departure at 10:56 (cancelled)

 

AFTER SALES - Commercial Conditions for SNCF International Train:
All tickets booked on disrupted trains during this period are valid for travel on any other train, without additional fee, if travel is on the same route. Seat reservation is not guaranteed.
Individual Travellers:
If any of your clients are impacted, or should they prefer not to travel during a strike day, the below after sales conditions apply:
If they are in France, they can opt to go directly to a railway station and ask the local railway official to assist with:
• Providing an update on the status of their train
• Providing alternate transportation options that will be covered by their existing train ticket (no extra costs)
• Changing the date or time of travel using their existing train
• Endorsing their ticket as ‘unused’ if it will not be used for transportation provided by the railroad?
With the ticket endorsed by a railway official we ask you to send all the relevant tickets and documents within 30 days of the scheduled train departure to the Rail Europe office. All relevant documentation needs to be received by Rail Europe within 45 days of the scheduled departure.
If they are not in France, you can contact us before the train departure to allow us to start the process to refund their ticket. The original paper ticket will need to be returned to Rail Europe at least 45 days from the travel date. 
Connecting trains, not operated by SNCF, may also be eligible for?refunds. Please?follow the same procedures as outlined above to apply for a refund for?connecting trains impacted by the strike.?

 

Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards, Rail Europe Team

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