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Paris Transportation Strike Alert

Updated on 11 September 2019

The Situation:

The unions of RATP agents call for a day of strike on Friday, 13 September 2019 due to the

government's proposal to reform pension plans.

Service disruptions could begin as early as Thursday, 12 September at 18:00 and last until

Saturday, 14 September at 06:40.

Major disruption are expected, especially on buses and metro lines.

Possible Effects:

  • Possible protests or demonstrations

  • Traffic delays and possibly blocked roads due to demonstrations

  • Lack of transportation options, including taxis and rideshare services

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

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

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Avoid travel through major cities if possible, instead using bypasses

  • Monitor local media and news for updates

  • Secure proper transportation to accommodations and prepare for delays due to traffic

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy, or sign up for your country’s embassy alert system to receive warnings

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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