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Strikes over pay disrupt Christmas travel in the UK and France
Air travellers faced possible delays at UK airports as government employees who check passports went on strike in the latest of a spate of walkouts over pay amid a cost-of-living crisis.
Do train strikes happen during Christmas every year in France?
Until now, the SNCF had only experienced two major strikes during the Christmas holidays, in 1986 and in 2019.
More than half of France’s TGV trains cancelled because of strike
Workers for France’s SNCF trains are on strike, demanding better pay and working conditions.
French rail operator SNCF fined over fatal 2013 train crash near Paris
The state-owned company was found criminally responsible for the accident, the deadliest in France since 1988.
Take a look inside a sleeper train made from refurbished old carriages
With train travel rising in popularity due to climate concerns, SNCF has taken things one step further by transforming their old carriages destined for the junkyard into new sleeper trains.
France's railway company cuts trains amid COVID-19 crisis
France's national railway company, the SNCF, will cut 10% of its high-speed trains and 20% of other main line trains from next week, a spokesperson said on Friday.
SNCF told to pay passenger over €1 million after train door accident
France's national state-owned railway company has been ordered to pay more than €1 million in compensation to a passenger who had her leg amputated in 2008 after a train door accident.
After 40 years, these French trains are coming back to life
Days are numbered for this French train cemetery.
TGV at 40: Its latest model is launching into an age of global rivalry
Unveiled 40 years after its first service, the latest generation of the TGV faces stiff competition from high-speed trains around the world.
France: SNCF apologises to passengers stuck on train overnight
French state rail company SNCF has offered its “sincerest apologies” to passengers who were stuck on its train overnight due to a “chain of incidents”.
SNCF's "train of the future" to be in service by Paris 2024 Olympics
Eco-friendly, modern and innovative, the first of France's next generation of high-speed trains will roll off the production line by the end of 2023.
Social distancing preparations at Paris' Gare du Nord
New restrictive markings were installed at Gare du Nord train station in Paris on Monday to help commuters stick to social distancing measures
First TGV train 'Patrick' says goodbye to the rails in France
The very first TGV was built in June 1978 and quickly reached a speed of 260km/h during tests on the SNCF network.
Weary French travellers face new week of transport disruption
On the 26th day of the SNCF and RATP strike, passengers at Gare Saint-Lazare are adapting to the transport problems which have become a daily occurrence.
Macron under pressure as French strike heads for the record books
The strike is now the second-longest in French history and is on course to surpass the longest, which lasted for 28 days in the winter of 1986/87.
Chaos on French rail as workers strike over security risks
The French rail network came close to a standstill on Friday and continued to be disrupted over the weekend in what the government described as a "surprise strike".
Iconic Orient Express showcased in Lyon for European Heritage Days
Josephine Baker, Mata Hari, and the Belgian king were a few of the celebrities that travelled on the luxury train.
French rail unions say SNCF reforms will derail public service
French Senate approves lower house's measures that will end jobs-for-life, early retirement, and annual pay rises, but the unions promise more strike action.
French MPs back controversial Macron rail reform
The legislation turns the SNCF into a joint-stock company, will phase out its domestic passenger monopoly from 2020 and put an end to generous benefits and pensions for future employees.
French lawmakers prepare to vote on controversial rail reform
The battle between rail workers and the government is seen as Macron's biggest political challenge since taking office