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.

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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.

1. SNCF - France national rail strike on July 6th.

Due to a national strike across the French railway network, the SNCF will be running a reduced timetable on July 6th.

Please check here if your train is running or cancelled.

After sales:

If your train has been cancelled you will be able to:

- Use your ticket to travel on another train but no seat is guaranteed.
- Exchange your booking for free for travel at a different time/date in the same travel class.
- Cancel your booking and claim a refund of your ticket by contacting Rail Europe through the usual channel for exceptional requests.

If your train is scheduled to run, you will be able before departure only to:

- Cancel your booking and claim a refund of your ticket by contacting Rail Europe through the usual channel for exceptional requests.

Please note that if your train is cancelled you will be informed by email or text message on your phone.

2. Thalys - Reduction of the tranport plan from June 14th to 24th.

Due to an equipment availability problem, they are forced to reduce their transport plan from the 14th until the 24th of June 2022.

The following trains are cancelled:

14/06

  • 9311 PAR - BRU
  • 9439 PAR - BRU
  • 9422 BRU - PAR
  • 9470 BRU - PAR

15/06

  • 9410 between BRU - PAR
  • 9427 between PAR - BRU
  • 9440 between BRU - PAR
  • 9459 PAR - DOR
  • 9397 BRU - AMS
  • 9334 AMS - BRU
  • 9333 BRU - AMS
  • 9376 AMS - PAR

16/06

  • 9415 between PAR - AMS
  • 9452 between AMS - PAR
  • 9469 between PAR - BRU
  • 9424 DOR - PAR

17/06

  • IZY 9600 BRU - PAR
  • IZY 9603 PAR - BRU
  • IZY 9606 BRU - PAR
  • IZY 9615 PAR - BRU
  • 9328 AMS - AR
  • 9451 between PAR - BRU
  • 9458 between BRU - PAR
  • 9475 between PAR - BRU

18/06

  • 9427 between PAR - BRU
  • IZY 9602 BRU - PAR
  • IZY 9605 PAR - BRU

19/06

  • 9458 between BRU - PAR
  • 9475 between PAR - BRU
  • IZY 9602 BRU - PAR
  • IZY 9605 PAR - BRU
  • IZY 9606 BRU - PAR
  • IZY 9615 PAR - BRU

20/06

  • IZY 9600 BRU - PAR
  • IZY 9603 PAR - BRU
  • 9397 BRU - AMS
  • 9334 AMS - BRU
  • 9357 BRU - AMS
  • 9394 AMS - BRU

21/06

  • 9410 between BRU - PAR
  • 9427 between PAR - BRU
  • 9440 between BRU - PAR
  • 9459 PAR - DOR
  • 9397 BRU - AMS
  • 9334 AMS - BRU
  • 9333 BRU - AMS
  • 9376 AMS - PAR

22/06

  • 9415 between PAR - AMS
  • 9452 between AMS - PAR
  • 9469 between PAR - BRU
  • 9424 DOR - PAR
  • 9389 PAR - BRU

23/06

  • 9410 between BRU - PAR
  • 9427 between PAR - BRU
  • 9440 between BRU - PAR
  • 9459 PAR - DOR
  • 9308 BRU - PAR
  • 9423 PAR - ESS
  • 9472 ESS - PAR

24/06

  • 9424 DOR - BRU and becomes BRU - PAR

3. Thalys - Engineering works in France and Netherlands.

We would like to draw your attention to the presence of numerous works which may impact the availability of some trains.

Here is the list (it would be updated if necessary):

  • 8-9 October : Schiphol station not served
  • 7-8-9 October : MLV service preventively closed
  • 14-1-16 October : MLV service preventively closed
  • 23 October : Schiphol and Amsterdam stations closed as a precautionary measure
  • 21-22-23 October : MLV service preventively closed
  • 29-30 October : No trains open / awaiting reply on works
  • 28-29-30 October : MLV service preventively closed
  • 05-06 November : No trains open / awaiting reply on works
  • 4-5-6 November : MLV service preventively closed
  • 10-11-12-13 November : Transport plan will be very reduced / No trains open
  • 18-19-20 November : MLV service preventively closed
  • 03-04 December : No trains open / awaiting reply on works
  • 2-3-4 December : MLV service preventively closed

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

4. Lyria - Engineering works in France and Switzerland.

Due to engineering works on the line in France and Switzerland, travel will be disrupted on TGV Lyria in the first half of 2022, particularly between Basel and Zurich. 

Trains between Paris and Zurich will terminate in Basel (in both directions):

    • From 18 February to 6 March
    • the weekends of 19-20 March, 26-27 March, 2-3 April and 9-10 April
    • From 19 April to 1 May
    • From 26 May to 24 July

The Basel<>Zurich connection will be provided by an SBB train service, which can be booked alongside your TGV Lyria ticket. 

Please check here the complete calendar.

5. Atlantic High Speed Line: modifications scheduled from January to July 2022.

On Sundays January 16, 23 and 30, 2022, travel time extensions are expected on the Atlantic High Speed Line.
From Monday 7 to Friday 18 February, the TGV Pays-de-la-Loire will depart or terminate in St Nazaire.
The weeks from Monday 14 to Friday 25 March and from Monday 28 March to Friday 8 April, some TGV Paris Brest will depart or terminate in Rennes.
On the weekends of March 12 and 13 as well as April 16 and 17, 2022, TGVs departing from or going to Toulouse will depart or terminate at Bordeaux or Agen. Replacement buses will be put in place for connections to and from Toulouse.
From Monday March 14 to Sunday April 24, 2022, TGV Paris Rennes will not serve Le Mans station.
From Monday 11 to Sunday 17 April 2022, the St-Pierre-des-Corps station will not be accessible.

From Monday March 21 to Sunday July 10, 2022, a journey time of 3 minutes on average is planned for all TGV province - Paris, on arrival at Paris-Montparnasse station.

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 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.