Strike of January 19: RATP announces clear progress in traffic for a Sunday, RER A and B and eleven metro lines will run all day

Strike of January 19: RATP announces clear progress in traffic for a Sunday, RER A and B and eleven metro lines will run all day

On Saturday, the Unsa-RATP union announced that the suspension of the strike from Monday had been voted on almost all lines.

Passengers on a metro platform at Strasbourg Saint-Denis station, January 10, 2020, during a strike movement at RATP.  (MARTIN BUREAU / AFP)

Public transport traffic is getting closer and closer to its normal state. Sunday January 19, on the 46th day of the strike against the pension reform, 11 of the 16 lines of the Paris metro, as well as the RER A and B, will operate all day, announces the RATP Saturday on Twitter. This marks a clear improvement compared to the previous Sunday.

Maybe the last day of the unlimited strike

Concretely, only line 6 will be interrupted at midday, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Lines 4, 5 and 12 will start later and stop earlier than usual, between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Line 3 will also open later than usual, at 7 a.m. Lines 7, 9 and 13 are also considered “disrupted”, as some stations will remain closed and the number of trains will be reduced.

As for the RER, two out of three trains will run. The Poissy branch of the RER A will not be served. The traffic on lines 1, 2, 3 bis, 7 bis, 8, 10, 11 and 14 of the metro will be normal, as will that of the tram network as a whole. It will be “almost normal” for buses.

This Sunday will undoubtedly be the last day of strike action on some of the RATP lines: on Saturday, Unsa-RATP, the company’s first union, announced that a majority of general assemblies had decided to lift the indefinite strike from Monday, and from “Reorient” actions against pension reform. Only lines 5 and 13 of the metro and line B of the RER should remain concerned.