Paris RER Train Strike 2018
RER Strike Ended June 28 2018
Updated July 13, 2018.
Paris airport trains (RER B) are running normally as of Friday June 29, 2018 See Schedule Below
RER B Trains from CDG Airport to Paris city center
Paris airport trains were affected by strike between from April 3, 2018 through to June 28, 2018. Normal RER B airport train service resumed June 29, 2018 and continues today. The Paris train strike / service disruption affected the frequency of RER B trains, reducing RER B trains by 1/3 to 1/2 during strike days.
There are no further strikes planned affecting the RER B train from CDG Airport to Paris city center.
Here is a calendar of Paris Train Strike days for April, May and June 2018 that were scheduled to affect Paris RER trains.
The information below is kept only for historical purposes. The Paris train strike of 2018 is now over as of June 29, 2018.
CDG to Paris Train Strike Schedule
The next RER B strike train schedule for Wednesday June 27 and Thursday June 28, 2018 are now available. For June 27, 2018, RER B strike impact will be 1/2 normal frequency the entire day for RER B trains between CDG Airport and Gare du Nord with 2/3 normal frequency of RER trains between Gare du Nord and southbound through the rest of Paris.
Below is the CDG to Paris RER B train strike schedule during the Paris train strike on June 27 & 28, 2018.
During the Paris Train Strike RER B trains will terminate at Gare du Nord station in the north section of Paris (details further below).
How to read strike schedule for the RER B train:
- Find columns of times that stretch between Aeroport CDG 2 TGV (for CDG Terminal 2) or Aeroport CDG 1 (for CDG Terminal 1 & 3) and Gare du Nord.
- At the top of the red highlighted columns (in image below) are RER B train departure times from the two CDG airport train stations.
- Bottom times are when the RER B train arrives at Gare du Nord.
- When a column of times has no times listed for the Aeroport CDG2-TGV / Aeroport CDG 1 rows, those trains don’t service the airport (and are on a separate leg of the RER B line traveling from Mitry-Claye to Aulnay-sous-Bois where the RER B forks to either CDG or Mitry-Claye).
Four letter codes + number at the top of the schedule columns are marked on the front of each RER train & on overhead screens at train platforms, identifying which stations will be served by this RER train.
This is useful when your RER train could take multiple routes (possibly skipping your destination station), but isn’t necessary when taking RER B trains from CDG Airport to Paris which normally stop at all Paris stations. Normally…
During the Paris train strike, RER B Trains departing CDG Airport will terminate at Gare du Nord at surface level. Passengers wishing to travel further south along the RER B train line (towards Paris city center stations St. Michel-Notre Dame, Chatelet Les Halles, Luxembourg, etc.) will need to transfer to an underground RER B train at Gare du Nord (using the same RER ticket). Follow the RER B signs at Gare du Nord to find the underground RER B train platforms that will continue service south throughout the city.
RER B Trains from Paris to CDG Airport
RER B trains from Paris city center to CDG Airport will depart from Gare du Nord at surface level lanes 30 to 36 (the Grandes Lignes area) during the strike. Normally RER B trains depart Gare du Nord from the underground platforms, but not during reduced service period of the Paris train strike.
Due to Paris train strike on Wednesday June 27, 2018 and Thursday June 28, 2018 there will be only 1 RER B train for every 2 normally scheduled will be running between Gare du Nord and CDG for the entire day. The Paris train strike will also affect RER B trains between southern terminus stations (Robinson/St-Remy-les-Chevreuse), central Paris and Gare du Nord, reducing RER B trains by one-third during rush hours (7h-9h, 17h-19h), i.e. 2 trains for every 3 normally scheduled to run between Gare du Nord and south through Paris city towards Robinson / St-Remy-les-Chevreuse.
Paris to CDG Train Strike Schedule
Again, trains leaving Paris for Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport will be leaving from Gare du Nord, from surface level lanes 30-36. If you’re on RER B anywhere south of Gare du Nord (say at Chatelet Les Halles, Luxembourg, etc.) you’ll need to switch to a surface level RER B train at Gare du Nord to get to CDG Airport.
RER A Trains between Paris and Disneyland
RER A trains from Paris city center to Disneyland Paris are not affected by the Paris train strike on Wednesday June 27 and Thursday June 28, 2018 and should run at normal frequency. Below is the schedule of RER A trains between Paris and Disneyland during the the last Paris Train strike day that did affect RER A on May 18, 2018 and will be updated for June 27 / 28, 2018 if there is strike disruption and once the RER A train strike schedule is made available from Paris train authority. RER A trains from Paris to La Défense will likely also be running at normal frequency during the strike. Usually only RER A trains running between Paris and Cergy & Poissy are affected & running at 1/2 frequency during Paris train strike days. Paris to Disneyland is usually not affected by strike.
See the full Paris to Disneyland (Marne La Vallée) RER A Train Strike Schedule for May 18, 2018 (will be updated for June 27/28, 2018 if impacted by strike)
See the full Disneyland to Paris RER A Train Strike Schedule for May 18, 2018 (will be updated for June 27/28, 2018 if impacted by strike)
How to read strike schedule for the RER A train:
- Find your departure station in the vertical column of station names. Paris stations are highlighted in a red box, center-left.
- Moving horizontally from your station name, find a column which shows a time for your station. This is the departure time from that station.
- Then moving vertically down, check if a time is shown on the row for Marne la Vallée-Chessy station (circled bottom left). If a time is shown on the Marne la Vallée-Chessy row, this RER A train goes from Paris to Disneyland station, which is Marne la Vallée-Chessy.
- In the red vertical highlighted columns of times, you’ll noticed a big gap without times. The Paris RER A Disney train will not stop at these stations.
RER C / RER D / RER E Trains
Paris Train Strike is affecting RER C/D/E at this time and running at 1/2 normal frequency.
RER C trains will be running at 1/2 frequency for June 27/28, 2018.
RER D trains will be running at 1/2 frequency for June 27/28, 2018.
RER E trains will be running at 2/3 frequency for June 27/28, 2018.
Transilien Trains – La Defense to Versailles
Due to Paris train strike there is currently a reduction in Versailles trains to 2/3 normal frequency from Paris St. Lazare to Versailles (Transilien L trains) for June 25/26, 2018. In addition trains will terminate (at St. Cloud) before the final station and a replacement bus will complete the trip. Note that after 10:10PM (22:10) the Paris-Versailles trains from Paris St. Lazare to Versailles Rive-Droite will terminate at St. Cloud and the remainder of the stations will be served by a replacement bus service to Versailles Rive Droite. Same thing in the reverse direction from Versailles Rive Droite to Paris St. Lazare, a bus service will run between Versailles Rive Droite to St. Cloud where the Transilien L train will take passengers to Paris St. Lazare. This is normally what happens along Paris-Versailles train line when there is a complete stoppage of trains along the Paris Versailles train line due to strike: a bus service will substitute train service between Paris and Versailles on Transilien L line.
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