Current Paris Metro & RER Train Strike Information December 2019
Updated Dec 5, 2019 04:55
Dec. 5, 2019 Strike Paris Metro & RER Trains
Starting December 5, 2019 Paris train strikes are affecting:
- Paris airport trains CDG & ORY (RER B)
- Paris Metro
- Disneyland trains (RER A)
- Paris Buses
- RER trains to Versailles
- RER trains to Disneyland
There is no end date of the strike as of yet. The labor unions are calling for an “unlimited strike” meaning disruptions affecting Paris trains will continue until a compromise is found in the dispute.
Map of Paris Metro RER lines running during Strike
Charles de Gaulle CDG Airport Train to Paris – RER B – Paris Train Strike December 2019
During the 2019 Dec train strike CDG Airport trains are running at 1/3rd normal frequency during peak hours of 04:48 – 09:24 in the morning and 16:06 – 20:24 (4:06 p.m. – 8:24 p.m.) in the afternoon & evening. During off-peak hours RER B trains are running at 1/5th normal frequency. (See below for CDG to Paris RER B strike timetable for December 5, 2019.)
Last train from CDG Airport will leave Charles de Gaulle at 20:24 (8:24 p.m.) during Dec 2019 strike. (Consider taking Roissybus CDG-Paris bus instead, circulating at 2/3 normal frequency.)
RER B airport trains will terminate at Gare du Nord during the Paris train strike. CDG Airport trains will stop & end service at surface level platforms, not underground at normal RER B platforms.
To go further south than Gare du Nord during strike, you need to transfer to RER B trains below ground at Gare du Nord. Follow the signs for RER and Metro trains throughout Gare du Nord to transfer. Take RER B in directions of either St-Remy-les-Chevreuse or Robinson to go further south from Gare du Nord through Paris.
Timetable / schedule for RER B trains from CDG to Paris during Paris train strike for December 5, 2019:
Note there is an error in the published schedule from RATP/Transilien showing the 11:06 train departing from CDG twice. The 2nd column of 11:06 train should read 12:06.
Paris to Charles de Gaulle CDG Airport Train – RER B – Paris Train Strike December 2019
During the 2019 Dec train strike RER B trains from Paris to CDG Airport are running at 1/3rd normal frequency during peak hours of 04:53 – 10:07 in the morning and 16:07 – 21:09 (4:07 p.m. – 9:09 p.m.) in the afternoon & evening. During off-peak hours RER B trains are running at 1/5th normal frequency. (See below for Paris to CDG RER B strike timetable for December 5, 2019.)
Last train from Paris to CDG Airport will leave Gare du Nord at 21:09 (9:09 p.m.) during Dec 2019 strike. Consider taking Roissybus Paris – CDG airport bus, running at 2/3 frequency during strike.
Paris to CDG Airport trains will depart from Gare du Nord, at surface level, during the Dec 2019 strike. If you are further south in Paris than Gare du Nord, you will need to take the RER B or Paris Metro to get to Gare du Nord, then transfer to surface level RER B trains departing from Grandes Lignes platforms to CDG Airport. (Platform displays will show Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 / TGV as the destination.)
Timetable / schedule for RER B trains from Paris to CDG airport during Paris train strike for December 5, 2019:
Paris Train Strike December 2019 – Orly ORY Airport Train – RER B
Orly airport train strike information coming shortly
RER A Disneyland Paris Trains Strike December 2019
No RER A trains running during off-peak hours.
Last train from Disneyland to Paris departs Disneyland / Marne la Vallée station at 6:29 p.m. (18:29).
RER A trains from Disneyland to Paris will run between 06:19 – 09:17 and 15:33 – 18:29 during the Paris train strike.
RER A trains from Paris to Disneyland will run between 06:51 – 09:52 and 4:08 p.m. – 6:51 p.m. (16:08 – 18:51) during the December 2019 train strike.
Paris Metro Train Strike December 2019
Metro 1 & Metro 14: Operating normally
Metro 4: Heavily affected by strike, 1/3 normal frequency and only during peak hours of 06:30 – 09:00 and 16:30 – 19:30 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.). No Metro 4 train service outside of rush hour during strike.
Metro 7: Heavily affected by strike, 1/4 normal frequency and only during peak hours of 06:30 – 09:00 and 16:30 – 19:30 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.). No Metro 7 train service outside of rush hour during strike.
Metro 9: Heavily affected by strike, 1/4 normal frequency and only during peak hours of 06:30 – 09:00 and 16:30 – 19:30 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.). No Metro 9 train service outside of peak hours during strike and trains will only run between stations Nation and Mairie de Montreuil. No service outside of peak hours nor at Line 9 Metro stations beyond Nation – Mairie de Monteuil section.
Metro Lines Not Running on December 5, 2019:
Metro Lines – 2, 3, 3bis, 5, 6, 7bis, 10, 11, 12, 13 will not be running on December 5, 2019 due to Paris Strikes.
See Paris Metro Map.
The following Paris Metro stations are completely closed during the December 2019 strike and no Metro trains will stop at these stations:
- Marcadet Poissonniers
- Barbés Rochechouart
- Gare de l’Est
- Strasbourg St Denis
- Château d’eau
- Réaumur Sébastopol
- St Michel
- Porte d’Orléans
- Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette
- Place d’Italie
The Paris train strike will affect RER B CDG-Paris train frequency (most likely 1 train for 3 normally scheduled) or stop RER B trains altogether during the strike (not likely).
The reduction in train frequency during the Paris train strike will greatly increase travel times on any affected train line. A normal CDG to Paris RER B train would take 40 minutes to get to Gare du Nord. During the strike expect airport trains to take 70-90 minutes with heavy crowding of trains due to the severely reduced frequency.
As the Paris train strike will likely affect Paris city buses as well, the Roissybus / Orlybus service will also be affected.
Alternate Paris airport transportation or ways to get from CDG to Paris / Orly to Paris, that will not be affected by the December 5, 2019 strikes include the following:
- Taxi (50€ Paris north of Seine, 55€ Paris south of Seine, fixed rates for up to 4 people, no tipping nor extra charges for luggage)
- Uber from CDG to Paris* Gare du Nord (about 45€ for up to 4 people)
- Uber from ORY to Paris* Gare du Nord (about 41€ for up to 4 people)
- Le Bus Direct to (18€ per adult / 10€ child 4-11 yrs)
*The Uber link is my personal referral code which provides a $2 discount for your first 3 rides if you are signing up to Uber.
More precise information on Paris train strike impact on RER train & Metro service timetables / schedules will be posted on December 3, 2019 when the RATP / Paris train authority will publish specific RER & Metro strike impact on train schedules / timetables.
Past Strike Information
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.
See the Paris Versailles Transilien L train strike schedule June 25-26, 2018<!– (will be updated for June 27 when available from Transilien).–.
No RER B Strike Planned for June 24-26 2018
No Strike action is planned for June 24 2018 through June 26, 2018 (inclusive) for the Paris Airport Train (RER B) and should not affect Paris Airport trains (RER B) on June 24 – June 26, 2018. This will be updated as train authorities publish Paris train strike information.
Note that the RER C, RER D and RER E are affected by strike action, reducing RER C/D/E frequency everyday to 3/4 normal frequency for RER C, 2/3 normal frequency for RER D and RER E.
General RER Strike Information
Paris Metro Trains are different from Paris RER trains.
CDG Airport trains are only RER trains, not Paris Metro trains.
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