October 18 Strike

Oct 15th, 2007, 08:54 AM
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Have you searched the www.accorhotels.com site to check various availabilities? Frankly, I would not worry too much about Gare du Nord on the morning of the 18th, because there will be dozens if not hundreds of people wanting a taxi to CDG from there in the early hours if there is no train, and they will be more than willing to share a taxi.

www.taxiG7.com will allow you to book a taxi ahead of time if you want. Of course, it will cost more. (Naturally there are a number of other taxi companies that will do the same thing, but G7 is the one I use when necessary.)
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Oct 16th, 2007, 10:17 AM
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raileurope, owned largely by sncf, issued a bulletin the other day that said:

Artesia Night - night of Oct 17/18 and night of 18/19 trains 221/220 Par-Milano-Venezia/Florence, Rome will not operate

Artesia Day: Oct 18 TGVs 9241,9247/9249 will be combined into one 9249 train

same for reverse: 9240 and 9242 will become one with 9248

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Oct 17th, 2007, 08:43 AM
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Paris Strike update for you...

Note: RATP manages most the local transport for Paris, i.e. le Metro. SNCF will be striking as well with minimal service as well (www.sncf.com).

Per the RATP.fr website as of 18h40 (GMT +1) on Wednesday, October 17th

Scheduled to 24 hours for Thursday, October 18, 2007

RATP is planning for a high traffic
disruption on all its networks (Bus, subway, trams and RER).

- Subway:

Line 14: normal traffic (of course this is has no driver!! )
Lines 1, 4 and 6, between 15 and 25% of traffic assured
Other lines: very few trains in circulation


Line A: Almost none
Interconnection suspended at Nanterre Prefecture

Line B: Almost none
Interconnection suspended at Gare du Nord

- Bus:

15% of traffic assured

- Tramway:

15% of traffic assured
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Oct 22nd, 2007, 08:21 AM
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'perturbations' over

the system back at full tilt?
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Oct 22nd, 2007, 09:09 AM
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Nope. The Paris suburban network is still 'perturbed'.
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