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21:30  30 october  2020
21:30  30 october  2020 Source:   europe1.fr

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Selon nos informations, de nombreux Parisiens ont quitté, ou s'apprêtent à quitter la capitale pour aller se reconfiner en région. Quelque 50.000 billets de TGV au départ de Paris ont ainsi été vendus jeudi, pour des trajets à effectuer avant le 1er novembre. Une augmentation de 75% par rapport aux ventes des jours précédents. © AFP According to our information, many Parisians have left, or are preparing to leave the capital to move to the region. Some 50,000 TGV tickets from Paris were sold on Thursday, for journeys to be made before November 1. A 75% increase over previous day sales.

Like an air of deja vu. While the reconfinement entered into force Friday morning at midnight, many Parisians have fled the capital for the regions or are preparing to do so. This was observed with record traffic jams on the Ile-de-France roads on Wednesday and Thursday. But also with the boom in SNCF ticket sales a few hours before the fateful deadline. According to our information, 50,000 TGV SNCF tickets were sold on Thursday for departures from Paris before November 1.

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75% increase in sales

This is a 75% increase compared to the sales of the previous days. And the stability of sales in the direction of returns to Paris confirms that these are indeed massive departures from the capital. The SNCF also records a large number of cancellations for trips beyond November 1 due to confinement. The trend has doubled since Wednesday evening.

During the reconfinement, it is forbidden to move from one region to another. But the government specified that a certain tolerance would be observed during this weekend back from the All Saints holidays , so that "families can organize themselves".

This phenomenon of "exodus" from Paris to the province had already been observed in mid-March, during the first confinement. According to figures from the AP-HP, 17% of Parisians had left the city at that time .

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