RATP The strike on February 18 will cause major disruptions on the RATP network, with several metro lines being interrupted in particular

Business travel in the Paris region is likely to be chaotic to say the least on Friday. A vast strike movement is forcing RATP to recommend to ” all travelers who have the possibility to do so [to] postpone their travel on the network that day

“. And for good reason: metro lines 2, 3bis, 5, 7bis, 8, 10, 11 and 12 will be completely interrupted on Friday. The other lines will only operate during rush hour – from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. – with severely disrupted traffic and a sometimes reduced route. Only line 14 will have normal traffic, although there is a logical risk of saturation.

RATP The trend is the same for the RER network, although trains will run between 6.30am and 8.30pm. RATP expects one train out of two during rush hour on RER A and B, compared to one out of three during off-peak hours. In addition, two buses out of three should run on Friday. However, RATP is already mentioning ” variations according to the sector, which could lead to the closure of some lines “. ” Precise information will be provided locally tomorrow [Thursday]

,” RATP said. Finally, we expect an average of 1 streetcar out of 3, again with disparities depending on the line.

Florian Guillemin