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book train on a strike day

hi
i notice that TGV from paris to Avignon on a strike day , there is still 2-3 trains running instead of the usual 12- 13 times per day

does it mean that it i managed to book on that strike day , the train will definitely travel

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
18192 posts

That is generally the practice. A few trains operate.

Posted by Laura B
San Francisco
3787 posts

However, I don't believe that SNCF can tell you which trains will run until the day before, so they probably aren't booking advance tickets for strike days.

Posted by Jennifer
Tunbridge Wells
2228 posts

Any trains running on strike days will be very busy, as if 2-3 trains run, there will be all the passengers from the 12-13 trains will all be trying to board and the tickets will be valid on any train on strike days, so seat reservations are pointless. Hope you get on any train and hope that you don’t have to sit on the floor if all the seats are taken.

Posted by seohleng OP
19 posts

i don't get you ? u mean if the are 100 seats left on the train , they sold up to 150 , and the 50 passengers will have to " sit on the floor" ?

Posted by Cynthia
San Francisco California
17 posts

Seohleng-

Yes! On strike days any tickets on the route are valid on any train running. Now those with reserved seats on the train actually running will probably get their seats ( be early and head to your car once the platform is announced- not the time to be pookie). They will pack the trains so yes people will be standing and sitting in the aisles.