Thursdays 3 and Friday 4
Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9
Sunday 13 and Monday 14
Friday 18 and Saturday 19
Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24
Monday 28 and Tuesday 29.


Saturday 2 and Sunday 3
Thursday 7 and Friday 8
Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13
Sunday 17 and Monday 18
Friday 22 Saturday 23
Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28.

Disruption could be longer as each strike starts the day before 8pm and finished at 8pm the next day. Trains must be repositioned and the equipment checked before setting out again.

Check here if you’re hoping to travel by train on any of these days.

A meeting of the four main rail unions ended in an agreement for a series of rolling strikes from April 3, intended to affect two out of every five days over a three-month period. The move is calculated to cause maximum and widespread travel chaos.

Potential nationwide chaos is possible today, Thursday 22nd Match, as planes, trains and schools are severely disrupted by the first of the waves of strikes agreed by rail workers,  air traffic controllers and other public service workers in a nationwide day of protests against Emmanuel Macron’s intended reforms of the SNCF.  SCROLL DOWN TO FIND OUT MORE.

Unions are demanding that the government drop reforms  being pushed through to update the old fashioned and debt-ridden French national state-owned railway company SNCF.

A previous attempt at reform in 1995 provoked such paralysing strikes that the government was obliged to climb down. These strikes could be  one of the greatest challenges to Macron’s reform agenda since he became president.

Expect rail chaos, leading of course to problems with other public transport, as thousands of ‘cheminots’ (French rail workers) start to strike for two out of every five days until the end  of June, a total of 36 days. .

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