Residents of Ile-de-France will have to deal with dripping trams and buses this Friday. because of a strike action at the RATP, the overground networks will be stationary, with 30% of bus lines interrupted, and trams will only run at peak times (one tram in two or in three, depending on the line). RER A and B as well as the metro lines operate normally, except lines 2, 3, 7 and 13 where 9 out of 10 trains are announced, and on line 8 (8 out of 10 trains).
State unions are concerned about the consequences of opening up to competition, planned for 2025. Negotiations are underway with management to increase the working hours of the 16,000 operators, with financial compensation.
On Friday, 30% of RATP bus lines are interrupted. For open lines: an average of 1 bus in 2 with variations depending on the sector. Noctilien network: almost normal traffic. Visit the RATP website for more information about closed lines.
On average, the RATP provides on average one in two trams, only during rush hour, depending on the lines.
Part circuit (not all stops are served)
T1. On average 1 in 2 trams with a frequency of 10 minutes. Only traffic between Gare de Noisy and Gare de Saint-Denis. Circulation from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
T2. On average 1 in 3 trams with a frequency of 10 minutes during rush hour and 20 minutes during off-peak hours. Only traffic between Porte de Versailles and Puteaux. Edition from 6 am to 10 pm
T3b. On average 2 trams out of 3 with a frequency of 6 minutes during rush hour. Only traffic between Porte de Vincennes and Pantin. Print run from 6.30am to 10am and from 4pm to 8pm.
Edition on whole lines
T3a: 2 trams out of 3, with a frequency of 5 or 6 minutes during rush hour and 8 minutes during off-peak hours. Only run from 6am to 11am and from 4.30pm to 8.30pm.
T5. Print run from 6am to 11am and from 4.30pm to 8.30pm. On average 1 in 2 trams with a frequency of 10 minutes. Print run from 05:30 to 10:00 (closed after 10:00). On average 1 in 2 trams with a frequency of 10 minutes during rush hour and 25 minutes during off-peak hours.
T6. Edition from 6.30 am to 9 pm. On average 1 in 2 trams with a frequency of 14 minutes.
T7. Print run from 6.30am to 12 noon and from 3.30pm to 10.30pm.
T8. Completely closed line.
A movement against opening up to competition
The disruptions this Friday will be much less than during the first day of the strike on February 18, when almost all metro lines were closed or only ran during rush hour. The strike movement, which initially focused on wages, came on top of another day of protest against the adjustment to opening up to competition.
Management is currently negotiating with the unions an agreement on the working hours of the 15,000 Paris bus drivers and 1,000 tram drivers to integrate into the “Territorial Social Framework” (CST) that will impose the same rules of organization and working time on all companies from January 1, 2025 , the end date of the RATP monopoly on the overhead network.
This new agreement should enter into force on 1 July, enabling RATP to win tenders through its subsidiary CAP Île-de-France on the 12 lots of the bus market in Paris and its inner cities.
At the moment, the management is proposing to extend working hours by 40 minutes per day, the abolition of six days off per year, all compensated by a salary increase of about 70 euros per month, according to the unions.