REMINDER. Paris public transport strike on 18 February.


A public transport strike is planned for 18 February in Paris, mainly affecting metro services. Strikes by railway workers in Ile-de-France and Nouvelle-Aquitaine will also disrupt traffic tomorrow. 

Ile-de-France. In central Paris, eight métro lines – the 2, 3 bis, 5, 7bis, 8, 10, 11 and 12 – will be closed completely and six lines will only run during peak times. Lines 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 13 will be open between 06:30 and 09:30 and 16:30 to 19:30, with one in two and sometimes only one in four trains running. There will be no change to the 1 or the 14, but the operator, RATP, advises passengers to avoid travelling if possible due to a risk of overcrowding.

  • On the RER A and B, one in two trains will be running at rush hour and only one in three at off-peak times.
  • Traffic will also be affected on Ile-de-France buses and trams, where two in every three and one in every three services will be operating respectively, with variations depending on the area, and some lines potentially being closed.

Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The signalmen of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine SNCF Réseau have also been called to strike tomorrow, and severe disruption is expected.

  • From 20:30 tonight, no TER trains will be leaving or arriving in Bordeaux, and on Friday, only 25% of services will be running between Sud-Aquitaine and Limousin.
  • There will be no trains around Poitou-Charentes or the area surrounding Bordeaux.
  • SNCF has also warned that the timetable will not enable us to ensure connections with long-distance trains.
  • TGV Inoui and Ouigo trains will be disrupted tomorrow morning but running in the afternoon until 20:00.
  • Traffic will be disrupted on the La Rochelle line and trains will not be stopping at Angoulême or Libourne.
  • There will be no services running between Nantes and Bordeaux, only one in three between Bordeaux and Marseille, two in three between Hendaye and Toulouse and one return Paris-Cahors train will be cancelled.

Reserve taxis and private car hires in advance of the strike due to the potential for higher-than-usual demand on Feb. 18
Allow extra time to reach destinations in affected areas of Paris through at least the end of the day on Feb.18.