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France Trains Strike Alert

Updated 3 June 2019

The Situation:

SNCF Trains Strike for all of France on Tuesday 4 June 2019. What was initially considered as a “protest”, without consequences on the trains schedule, it is now a real call for a strike. There will, therefore, be a Trains Strike with risks of disruption in the train traffic on Tuesday, June 4, and the evening before and until the next morning. National and international train traffic forecasts will be available on the SNCF website probably the day before the movement at the end of the afternoon.

Possible Effects:

  • Possible protests or demonstrations at airports, in the city center, and near government buildings

  • Traffic delays due to strikes and demonstrations

  • Blocked roads

  • Disruptions and possibly some cuts in national and international train lines

  • Disruptions and possibly train cuts in Paris Airports – Paris train lines

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests and demonstration, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Allow extra time to travel

  • Avoid traveling through city centers and take bypasses

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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