Southern France hit by rail strike

11th December 2003, Comments 0 comments

MARSEILLE, France, Dec 11 (AFP) - Members of two train driver unions in southern France went on a 24-hour strike Thursday, halting some rail services on the Riviera and neighbouring regions, the state rail company SNCF said.

MARSEILLE, France, Dec 11 (AFP) - Members of two train driver unions in southern France went on a 24-hour strike Thursday, halting some rail services on the Riviera and neighbouring regions, the state rail company SNCF said.

All TGV high-speed trains between Paris and the region, and four out of five of other services were operating normally, the SNCF said.

Local services to and from Marseille and between Bordeaux and some southern towns were the worst-affected.

The strike was called by the CGT and Sud-Rail unions over new train schedules being planned.


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