French railway strike

Cannes railway station 19th centuryFrench railway NSCFThere is something depressingly familiar about strikes on France’s impressive railway network. As I’m writing this (April 7 2010), large numbers of people are hanging around stations wondering when they will be leaving. But the SNCF makes a range of information services available.

  • Phone: Main lines-TER 0805 90 36 35; Transilien 0805 700 805 (freephone numbers on most networks)
  • SMS/text Transilien: 4 10 20 (type in the name of your station)
  • Web: or (for mobile phones)

It’s worth remembering that rail strikes have to comply to certain levels of service in France. So trains usually run at about 60% of service. So our tip is to check the above numbers before deciding to make other expensive plans.


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