Technology End of the strike at the SNCF: relieved passengers, but still devoid of ticket

11:51  24 december  2022
11:51  24 december  2022 Source:   leparisien.fr

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 Brétigny catastrophe: SNCF found guilty of unintentional homicides and injuries © AP - Jaccques Brinon On July 12, 2013, the derailment of an intercity train in Brétigny station had cost the lives of seven people. The SNCF was found guilty this Wednesday by the Tribunal of Evry of Homicides and involuntary injuries, nine years after the rail disaster in Brétigny (Essonne), which had left seven dead and hundreds of psychological and/or physical injuries .

La gare Montparnasse est noire de monde en cette veille de week-end de Noël. Beaucoup craignent de ne pas être chez eux à temps pour rejoindre leurs familles. LP/Mehdi Bouzouina © Mehdi Bouzouina The Montparnasse station is black in people on this Christmas weekend. Many fear not being at home in time to join their families. LP/Mehdi Bouzouina relieved, users were certainly this Friday in the teeming hall of Montparnasse station in Paris. However, if all welcomed relief with the end of the SNCF controllers' strike announced a few hours earlier, the good news does not end the galleys to find an available ticket or train. In front of Quai number 1, a crowd is raised in terms of security gates. Among the travelers who have been haste, there are many who have no tickets. In this tumult, a handful of ambitious manages to rescue and sneak up to the train without the precious sesame. "I do not understand why they are on us" Myriam is less successful and is reprimanded by an SNCF agent. The Parisian consultant again tries her luck, without success. "The controllers let people pass without tickets, I do not understand: this is the last TGV available for Bordeaux before Sunday," groans the young woman of 28 years. It is contradicted a few minutes later when a complete train towards the Gironde city stops at the end of the quay. Myriam then headed for a decided step towards the ticket office and joined the list of unfortunate hoping for a miracle at the counter. To go up there, the battle promises to be harsh. Two days ago, Noémie was more likely. The camera assistant received the so hoped for SNCF email confirming his journey for Nantes (Loire-Atlantique). "I did not have another solution, I was determined to come and forcing in case of cancellation," said the 23 -year -old woman. She should be able to serenely regain the capital after New Year but confides her exasperation after the stress of the last days. "I do not understand why they are on us, there are other ways of winning the case than annoying customers," said the Parisian, who will then put her suitcases in a TER in Direction of Saint-Jean-de-Monts (Vendée) to spend Christmas with her parents and brother. "I prefer to pay the fine rather than stay in Paris" "They make us pass for the bad guys in history but we have no choice, replies a railway worker who wishes to keep anonymity. If we were on strike one day from September to week, it would not have the same impact . The chief of board supports his comrades, even if he does not participate in the movement. "One day of strike is equivalent to 80 euros lost, I cannot afford that," he said. Nathan will also not need to go up without a ticket on a train to find his family in Niort (Deux-Sèvres). The BTS Transport and Logistics student joined the capital to find his girlfriend and risked being stuck. "I was ready to cheat: I prefer to pay the fine rather than stay in Paris for the holidays," concedes the young man of 18, relieved. I think we will be tight, because people will try everything for everything. " VIDEO. SNCF strike: "Priority is no longer Christmas is to go home" Hall 1 from the train station, Black de Monde on this Christmas weekend, no good. At the end of each platform, an orange vest security agent is careful with a cautious eye, ready to intervene in the event of jostles. Pierre is determined to browse the standing journey. But unlike other users, there is no question of going into illegality. He therefore wisely awaits his turn in the queue of the ticket office. "I was supposed to join Niort today, because I have been permission since noon, but there was no train available before Saturday, regrets the 22 -year -old firefighter in training in Paris . If it is not possible, I will take a hotel night. »»

strike at the SNCF: The unions are raising their notice for the New Year after having signed the agreement proposed by the .
management The additional measures made Thursday evening have borne their fruit. © supplied by Franceinfo towards an exit from the crisis. The unions accepted the SNCF proposals, Friday, December 23, after the meeting held the previous evening between management and the social partners. The notice of strikers' strikers for the New Year's weekend is therefore lifted. On the other hand, this agreement does not change the disturbances expected during this Christmas weekend.

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