We take a look at the tales affecting journey to, from and round France this week.
New low-price Ouigo prepare locations added to community
New locations can be added to France’s low-price Ouigo rail community from December onwards.
Tickets for the brand new routes can be that can be purchased from October 5 with costs ranging between €16 and €19.
The brand new locations are:
- Paris – Brest: trains will cease at Saint-Brieuc, Guingamp and Morlaix. This route can be a brand new department of the present Paris-Quimper line, which stops at Rennes, Vannes and Lorient.
- Paris – La Rochelle: this route will solely be obtainable on weekends. It is going to be a brand new department on the Paris – Bordeaux route, stopping at St-Pierre-des-Corps, Poitiers, Niort and Surgères.
- Paris – Perpignan: this can be an extension of the Paris-Montpellier route together with stops at Sète, Agde, Béziers and Narbonne. It is going to be obtainable from March 2023.
#Ouigo proceed d’étendre sa en pour proposer le meilleur de la mobilité : du à petit prix pour le et plus
Dès décembre 2022 ➡️ #Quimper #Brest # #La Rochelle #Perpignan
Toute la #TeamOuigo est prête @SNCFVoyageurs pic.twitter.com/OojbFxKNaR
— Stephane Rapebach (@s_rapebach) September 10, 2022
New Shannon – Paris-Orly air route launched
A brand new route between the Irish city of Shannon and Paris-Orly has been launched by Spanish low-cost airline Vueling.
Flights will run twice per week on Mondays and Fridays.
The primary flight took off on September 12, and passengers have been provided freshly made crêpes and a Paris-themed cake on the gate.
✨ Welcome to our Gate celebration! ✨
We’re celebrating the launch of @vueling‘s new path to Paris-Orly at Gate 7 as we speak! ✈️#shannonairport #makingiteasy pic.twitter.com/Nes2JStUtc
— Shannon Airport (@ShannonAirport) September 12, 2022
On the launch, Irish Transport Minister Hildegarde Naughton stated: “The brand new Paris-Orly connection not solely supplies important alternatives for the folks throughout the area, but in addition for inbound visitors from Paris, additional boosting tourism connections between the Mid West of Eire and Paris”.
Air visitors management strike: 1,000 flights cancelled
Greater than 1,000 flights have been cancelled in France as we speak (September 16) as the results of an air visitors controllers’ strike which is able to final till 06:00 tomorrow.
Aviation authority the Course générale de l’aviation civile (DGAC) requested airways to chop their schedules in half to assist handle the results of the strike, however nonetheless warned of “extreme” disruption and inspired passengers to postpone their journeys if potential.
Learn extra: Strike motion to floor one in each two flights in France on Friday
The Syndicat nationwide des contrôleurs du trafic aérien (SNCTA) air visitors management union has additionally referred to as three extra strike days on Wednesday, September 28, Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30.
Learn extra: French air visitors controllers announce three extra strike days
Nonetheless, these could also be referred to as off if an settlement is reached.
You may learn extra in regards to the unfolding scenario in our article right here:
Learn extra: French air visitors management strike: 1000 flights, all airports affected
€1 for regional prepare tickets in Occitanie
Folks in Occitanie can journey across the area at €1 per TER prepare ticket on weekends within the month of September, due to a partnership between the native council and SNCF.
Tickets will be purchased at this value for any vacation spot throughout the area, so long as they’re for a TER and the journey is on September 17, 18, 24 or 25.
Tickets will be purchased on-line, at ticket machines or by means of the Trainline app.
There are additionally 5 TER strains in Occitanie on which tickets are €1 all year long. These are:
- Nîmes – Le Grau du Roi
- Carcassonne – Quillan
- Perpignan – Villefranche-Vernet-les-Bains
- Marvejols – La-Bastide-St-Laurent-les-Bains
- Béziers – Bédarieux – St-Chély-d’Apcher
This weekend, folks in Occitanie may use the €1 provide to profit from the Journées du Patrimoine cultural occasions, which is able to final till Sunday (September 18).
Learn extra: Heritage days: Find out how to discover out what’s on in your space of France
Paris métro Ligne 4 goes automated
Some trains on the Ligne 4 of the Paris métro community at the moment are operating with no driver on account of modernisation works which started in 2016.
The road, which runs down the center of the town, joins the Lignes 1 and 14, that are already operated mechanically.
RATP chief government Catherine Guillouard has stated that the automation of the Ligne 4, which is the second busiest on the community, will improve its capability by 20% by enabling trains to cease at stations each 85 seconds.
“We’ve [this week] debuted the launch of 4 autonomous trains, earlier than climbing progressively to the automation of all 52 trains by the tip of 2023,” she stated.
The automation course of is costing €640million, and €240million is being spent on the trains themselves.
Overlook firm vehicles: SNCF considers ‘firm prepare’ scheme
French prepare operator SNCF could quickly start to supply a ‘firm prepare’ service as an alternative choice to an organization automotive, the director of TGV-Intercités has stated.
Alain Krakovitch has stated that this scheme, which might be obtainable from 2024, would “reply to the necessity for sustainable growth, whereas providing benefits akin to that of an organization automotive.”
It will in all probability contain a ‘transport credit score’ scheme enabling staff to take trains and rent vehicles to get them from door to door.
“There are an enormous variety of particular person firm vehicles in France as we speak: 2.8 million,” Mr Krakovitch stated. “I discover it fascinating to consider another that we will suggest to firms wishing to have the ability to provide different options which align extra intently with rising aspirations for a extra eco-friendly sort of journey.
“I feel younger staff can be receptive [to the idea],” he added.
Volotea pilot in Brest-Landivisiau airport mix-up
The pilot of a Volotea flight from Ajaccio to Brest practically landed on the Landivisiau naval air station as an alternative final weekend when he confused the 2 airports.
The aircraft started to descend into Landivisiau, which is 25km away from Brest, however the pilot realised his mistake on the final minute and commenced ascending as soon as once more from 1,300 ft to keep away from what would have been a harmful touchdown.
The error was in all probability attributable to the truth that the airport and the air station have “the identical alignment”, though maps do warn of the danger of confusion.
In all, the error triggered an 18-minute delay to passengers.
Learn additionally: France’s ‘most British airport’ to be renamed after Queen Elizabeth II
Local weather activists stage daybreak protest outdoors Bordeaux cruise ship
Folks sleeping on board a cruise ship docked in Bordeaux have been woken by a gaggle of Extinction Rebel activists protesting in opposition to the air pollution attributable to such a tourism.
The protesters have been drumming and fanfaring outdoors the Seven Sea Voyager ship for 45 minutes, shouting “Get up! The local weather is altering” and “Cease sinking the local weather” and holding up banners.
“The typical vacationer ship emits as many wonderful particulates as a million vehicles every day, and the influence of this air pollution can unfold over a whole bunch of kilometres,” Extinction Rebel claimed.
The protesters stated that some passersby joined them, with one saying: “It is a shame! We’ve all noticed the ecological emergency in Bordeaux and we discover ourselves in entrance of big ships; it’s mindless!”
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