A fresh two-day train strike began today (Wednesday 18 April) in France causing French rail chiefs SNCF to cancel scores of services across the country. One TGV train out of three is expected to be operating on Wednesday, as well as two TER and two Transilien trains out of every five and one Intercite train out of four.
On international services, there will be four Eurostar trains out of five, one Lyria train out of three, while Thalys traffic will be “almost normal”, according to the SNCF.
In Paris anyone taking the RER B, which serves both Paris airports will have to change trains at Gare du Nord. Only half of the usual number of trains will run between Gare du Nord and Charles de Gaulle airport and around two thirds of trains between Gare du Nord and the southern end of the line at Robinson.
The other RER commuter lines around Paris will also be affected to differing degrees.