Friday, 10 June 2016

Euro 2016: access to the Stade de France disrupted

VIDEOS - The train drivers RER B and D, serving the Stade de France, will massively on strike during the opening of the Euro football match. The CGT she gave the instruction that "all supporters to access the stadium."

Determined to lead the battle to the end, the strikers puttheir threats regarding the Euro 2016 football . The CGT railway and South Rail have planned disrupt the competitionwhen it opens this Friday, June 10 with the match France Romania. Thus in Île-de-France the RER B and D lines leading to the Stade de France will be very disturbed. To believe these two striking unions nearly 100% of the drivers of these two lines will be on strike Friday. For its part the direction that disputes these figures will conduct more accurate counts by bailiffs on the number of strikers. It provides that a second train for B and one in three for the D circulate that day. In addition, the schedules will be reinforced in the evening to allow football fans to attend the show.

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SNCF has indeed planned to circulate 50 trains "to and from the stadium," which "will transport travelers between 20,000 and 30,000." A statement from the state railway company, the RER B and D will shuttle back and forth, for three hours before and after the game between Paris-Gare du Nord train stations and the Stade de France at the rate of: a RER B every six minutes and RER D trains every ten minutes.

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Still, this device would be insufficient to deliver the 80,000 spectators to the arena of Saint-Denis. What has provoked the ire of the Elysée and Matignon . Thus, French PresidentFrancois Hollande said Thursday in Tulle ( Corrèze ) that "the state will take (it) all the measures that will be necessary" against the strikes that disrupt the country on the eve of the opening of the Euro -2016, making 'call to individual responsibility. " "I will be extremely careful and vigilant and tomorrow, if there must be decisions, they will be taken", also said the head of state. Will there be requisitions? "Right now, we're not there (...) Be sure that public services will be provided and that the State shall take all its responsibilities," said Hollande.

For his part, Philippe Martinez played the appeasement card announcing that he had passed the instruction that "all fans accessing the stadium FridEarlier, Manuel Valls warned Thursday that he did not exclude "no hypothesis" to allow viewers to access the stadium. "What I hope is that we make sure you can deliver in the best conditions of safety and comfort 80,000 spectators" expected, said the Prime Minister on the sidelines of a trip to Clermont-Ferrand.
SNCF invites viewers to go "as soon as possible" at the Stade de France

SNCF says Alternative routes are also possible with 12 and 13 subway lines. The company invited the audience to visit "as soon as possible" at the Stade de France, which will be open from 18 hours to the opening match France Romania. "The SNCF will put the means to transport the supporters, are the commuters who will be affected," according to Emmanuel Grondein of South-Rail, told AFP.The union expects that the rate of strikers back Friday "because a number of our colleagues expected the Euro to go on strike."

Elsewhere in Ile de France it will take a second train for the RER C, two out of three to the RER E and Transilien two. Throughout the Hexagon TGV only four out of five will run, as well as seven TER ten, and two Intercity.

Finally, the side of the RATP no disturbance is provided on metro and tram networks. However the buses should be slightly disturbed, as part of the RER B under its management. According to forecasts from the Paris governed, traffic should be four trains on five, as in previous days, between the Gare du Nord and Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse, the southern portion of the network it shares with the SNCF.ay night."

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