Paris region still affected by crumbling French rail strike

Passengers consult information about the strike during the week
Passengers consult information about the strike during the week Reuters/Pascal Rossignol

Paris regional trains were still disrupted by industrial action on Sunday but most striking workers had voted to return to work after the longest stoppage since 2010.


Mass meetings at Strasbourg and Belfort, both in eastern France, on Saturday voted to return to work, and St-Pierre-des-Corps, near Tours, voted to suspend the action on Sunday, leaving the Ile de France region around Paris still out.

An average of six out of 10 RER trains, which run through Paris, its suburbs and outlying towns, were expected to run on Sunday after mass meetings on Friday voted to keep the strike going through the weekend.

Mainline trains were expected to be running normally and the Ter regional services were expected to be only slightly affected.

Since Thursday, when the National Assembly voted for an amended version of the rail reform that the strikers oppose, most areas have pulled out of the strike.

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