France: Delays & disruptions

Engineering works are happening in France. Major disruptions are listed below, You can check the status of a train using SNCF's departure board.


Current disruption

Widespread engineering and maintenance works are currently happening in France. The most important incidents are listed below, but please visit SNCF's Traffic info page for a list of all the ongoing disruptions.

France <> Spain Strike

5-8 December (inclusive)

All international RenfeSNCF traffic between France <> Spain is suspended on the following dates: 5, 6, 7 8 December. 

TGV Lyria schedule changes

Until December

Schedule changes are expected on TGV Lyria routes. These will cause disturbances on the traffic. The journeys concerned are: Geneva <> Marseille, Paris <> Geneva, Paris <> Lausanne / Neuch√Ętel, Paris <> Basel / Bern / Zurich.

Lyon - Part Dieu

Throughout 2019

From December 9, 2018 and throughout 2019, some TGVs will serve Lyon-Perrache instead of Lyon-Part-Dieu. These changes will be reflected in our search results.

Night trains


Many French sleeper trains have been cancelled. Our Help document: French night train cancellations has a list of the remaining trains.

What to do if you experience a delay

Please speak to staff on the train or at the station if you are delayed. They will have the most up to date information and can tell you what to do. Also, ask the staff to stamp your ticket with proof of delay. This will make it easier for you to travel on later trains.

Keep all of your tickets until you return home. They can be used to submit a claim to the rail operator if you incur any unavoidable additional costs (new tickets, taxis).

For more information, please see our Help article: What happens if I miss my connection. If you need to submit a claim, see: Submitting a claim to SNCF.

If you have tickets for onward travel on trains which are scheduled to run as normal, refunds and exchanges are only permitted as per fare conditions.

Please note that this information is provided by the rail operator and cannot be guaranteed by Rail Europe.

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