Paris Train Strike 2020

By | February 21, 2020 | in Metro RER Schedules

Current Paris Metro & RER Train Strike Information February 22, 2020

 

Updated Feb 21, 2020 21:52 Paris time

February 22, 2020 Strike Paris Metro & RER Trains

Strikes are affecting Paris buses on February 22, 2020.

Strikes are NOT affecting Paris RER, Metro, Trains on February 22, 2020.

Information below will be about February 22, 2020 Paris strike on RER/Metro.

Strike impacts on Paris transporation services:

Busy Paris Metro line 1 platform during 2020 train strikes

Chatelet station on Paris Metro line 1 – RATP


CDG Airport to Paris icon

CDG Airport Trains to Paris – RER B

Key Info:

  • CDG Airport trains are running normally.

Trains – CDG to Gare du Nord

Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport trains are running at normal frequency & operating hours for February 22, 2020 of the Paris train strike.

CDG to Paris Train Timetables

Read more about regular RER B train timetables / schedules morning, midday, afternoon and evening for RER B trains between CDG to Paris (both directions)

Another option for CDG to Paris is Roissybus CDG-Paris bus. Roissybus is running at full normal schedule for February 22, 2020.


Orly ORY Airport Train – RER B – Paris Train Strike February 22, 2020

RER B Trains running normally between Antony / ORY Airport and Paris Gare du Nord.

See the regular RER B train timetables / schedules morning, midday, afternoon and evening for RER B trains between ORY/Antony station and Paris (both directions)



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Paris Metro Train Strike February 22, 2020

Metro lines running at reduced capacity & limited stations: None.

See Paris Metro Map.

Metro 1: running normally from 05:31 a.m. to 12:55 a.m. (00:55).

Paris Metro line 1 Map

Paris Metro line 1 Map

Metro 2: running at normal train frequency with normal start & last train from 5:35 a.m. to 12:56 a.m. (00:56).

Paris Metro line 2 map

Paris Metro line 2 map

Metro 3: running normal hours from 5:20 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. at normal frequency, all stations open.

Paris Metro Line 3 Map

Paris Metro Line 3 Map

Metro 3bis: running at normal frequency and hours from 5:20 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Paris Metro line 3bis map

Paris Metro line 3bis map

Metro 4: running at normal frequency from 5:20 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Paris Metro Line 4 Map

Paris Metro Line 4 Map

Metro 5: running at normal frequency from 5:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Paris Metro line 5 map

Paris Metro line 5 map

Metro 6: running at normal frequency from 5:20 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Paris Metro Line 6 Map

Paris Metro Line 6 Map

Metro 7: running at normal frequency from 5:20 a.m to 12:30 a.m.

Paris Metro Line 7 Map

Paris Metro Line 7 Map

Metro 7bis: running at normal frequency all day from 5:30 a.m to 12:30 a.m. all stations open.

Paris Metro line 7bis map

Paris Metro line 7bis map

Metro 8: running at normal frequency all day from 5:20 a.m to 12:30 a.m. all stations.

Paris Metro Line 8 Map

Paris Metro Line 8 Map

Metro 9: running at normal frequency all day from 5:30 a.m. – 12:34 a.m. all stations.

Paris Metro Line 9 Map

Paris Metro Line 9 Map

Metro 10: running at normal frequency all day from 5:30 a.m. – 12:53 a.m. all stations open.

Paris Metro line 10 map

Paris Metro line 10 map

Metro 11: running at normal frequency all day from 05:30 – 01:03 a.m. all stations open.

Paris Metro Line 11 Map

Paris Metro Line 11 Map

Metro 12: running at normal frequency from 5:20 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Paris Metro line 12 map

Paris Metro line 12 map

Metro 13: running at normal frequency during operation from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Paris Metro line 13 map

Paris Metro line 13 map

Metro 14: running at normal frequency from 5:30 a.m. to 10:16 p.m. all stations open.

Paris Metro line 14 Map

Paris Metro line 14 Map

Closed Metro Stations

Closed Paris Metro stations during the February 22, 2020 strike are now listed above along with their hours and maps.



Disneyland Paris Train Line

Disneyland Paris Trains (RER A) Strike February 22, 2020

RER A trains to Disneyland are running at normal frequency & hours on February 22, 2020.

Last RER train from Disneyland to Paris departs Disneyland / Marne la Vallée station at 12:20 a.m. (00:20).

First RER train from Paris to Disneyland departs Charles de Gaulle Etoile (Arc de Triomphe) station at 5:12 a.m. (05:12).

RER A trains from Paris to Disneyland will run at normal frequency all day until close (12:30 a.m.) on February 22, 2020 of the Paris train strike. No Paris to Disneyland trains will run to Disneyland after 12:30 a.m. (from Charles de Gaulle Etoile / Arc de Triomphe).

RER A trains from Disneyland back to Paris will run at normal frequency all day until close at 00:20 on February 22, 2020 of the Paris train strike. No Disneyland to Paris trains will run after 12:20 a.m.

Find Paris – Disneyland RER Train timetables, both directions here.


CDG / ORY Airport Buses & Paris Buses – 2020 Strike

CDG & ORY Bus services are running normally on February 22, 2020.

Paris City buses inside Paris city center will be affected by street protests on Feb 22, 2020. The buses impacted include:

Paris buses affected by strike demonstrations on Feb 22, 2020

Paris buses affected by strike demonstrations on Feb 22, 2020


Versailles RER C trains during Strike

Paris – Versailles Trains (RER C) are running at normal frequency from Paris to Versailles Chateau Rive Gauche station on February 22, 2020 during the Paris train strikes.

First Paris to Versailles train at 5:27 a.m. departing from Saint Michel Notre Dame station in Paris.

Last Paris to Versailles train at 9:28 p.m. departing from Saint Michel Notre Dame station in Paris. Early last train due to rail works along the Paris Versailles RER C train line, not strike action.

First Versailles to Paris train at 4:55 a.m. departing from Versailles Chateau Rive-Gauche.

Last Versailles to Paris train at 8:55 p.m. departing from Versailles Chateau Rive-Gauche. Early last train due to rail works along the Paris Versailles RER C train line, not strike action.

Transilien L trains between Paris Saint Lazare and Versailles Rive Droite are not currently running day or evening of February 22, 2020 due to rail works between Saint Cloud and Versailles Rive-Droite stations. A substitution bus is in operation to replace service. This continues until March 3, 2020.

Regular Timetable of Paris – Versailles Rive Droite trains both directions (PDF – opens a new window).

== END OF UPDATES FOR 2020 FEBRUARY TRAIN STRIKES ==


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 February 22, 2020 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.


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).

CDG to Paris RER B Train Strike Schedule for June 27 & 28, 2018

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.

RER A Station Panel Direction Poissy, Cergy-Le Haut

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

See the full Paris to CDG RER B Train Strike Schedule for June 27 & 28, 2018

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


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

During strike action, Paris RER B trains from CDG Airport will run at 1/3rd normal frequency (one train in three) between CDG Airport and Gare du Nord station in Paris.

Paris Metro Trains are different from Paris RER trains.

CDG Airport trains are only RER trains, not Paris Metro trains.

See Paris Metro train strike information.

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Paris Train Strike 2020 was last modified: February 21st, 2020 by Ben Lam