‘Severe disruption’ warning over French rail strikes

Travellers have been warned of severe disruption due to strikes across the French railway network.

SNCF services are being targeted by walkouts by onboard train managers in action which started yesterday (Thursday) and is due to run until Monday morning.

Eurostar has been forced to cancel trains throughout the period, including departures between London, Amsterdam, Paris and Brussels.

“Due to a train manager strike in France, we’ll be running a revised timetable on our routes to/from London between Friday 16 and Sunday 18 February,” the high speed Channel tunnel passenger train operator said.   

The Foreign Office warned in updated travel device that the industrial action will “severely disrupt national and regional rail services, with many services cancelled”.

The advice added: “Check your operator’s advice before travelling, including where you are taking connecting trains.”

Jet2 highlighted the SNCF train strikes and said: “If you are travelling on the affected dates, please allow extra time for your journey to the airport as we are operating all our flights as scheduled. 

“Please arrive at the airport at least two hours before your departure time. Check-in closes 40 minutes before a flights departure time.

“If you have a Jet2holidays transfer, this will not be affected by this industrial action.”

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