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Hopes of let up in French rail strike

media Empty tracks are seen at Marseille's station during a national strike Reuters

The secretary-general of railway workers trade union CGT said Monday that the train strike that was launched thirteen days ago could soon be suspended. Didier Le Reste made his comments on the radio station, RMC.

Today, Monday, the TGV line will have one journey each way between Brussels and Bordeaux, Lille and Nantes, Lille and Marseilles, Lille and Brive and Lille and Lyon.

There will be one train from Lille to Lorient, one from Perpignan to Lille, one from Lille to Marne-La-Vallée and one from Montpellier to Lille, but these routes will not have trains going in the other direction.

There is no service between Lille and Brest.

Between Lille and Bordeaux and between Brussels and Marseille there are three trains in both directions. There will be one from Lille to Rennes, and two from Rennes to Lille

Three trains will go from Brussels to Montpellier and one will return. Between Lille and Strasbourg there are two return journeys.

Service on the TER lines is badly affected too and the French rail operation, SNCF,  advises travellers to consult the website station by station.

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