A slight improvement in traffic is expected this Wednesday in the RER and buses, for the second consecutive day of strike in Parisian transport against the pension reform. The RATP nevertheless provides for a still very degraded service in the metro. The RER will experience more regular traffic with two out of three trains on the A and one out of two on the B. Buses and trams will run almost normally.
On the other hand, in the metro, apart from lines 1 and 14 (automated) and 4 where traffic will be normal, the other lines will only offer between a quarter and a half of the usual service. Some will close earlier than usual, although they will generally also be open outside peak hours, unlike Tuesday.
Traffic disrupted in the metro until the end of the week
The RATP is also moving forward on Thursday March 9 and foresees a further improvement in traffic with a metro that would only be “disturbed”, an RER A running almost normally like buses and trams, but an RER B “very disturbed “.
For Wednesday, in detail, lines 3, 10 and 13 will close at 8:00 p.m. and will offer a service equivalent to half or a third of the usual offer. Lines 6 and 11 will be unavailable from 10:00 p.m., while line 3bis will only be open during morning rush hours and line 8 only from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and then from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
All the other lines (2, 5, 7, 7bis, 9 and 12) will go until the end of service but with a degraded service as well. Unlike Tuesday, all metros will run this time on all lines, from terminus to terminus.