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French rail strike to hit Swiss-bound trains

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French rail strike to hit Swiss-bound trains
The strike starts on Monday evening. Photo: Nicolas Tucat/AFP
10:50 CEST+02:00
Swiss federal railways (SBB) is warning passengers to expect delays and cancellations to France-bound services over the next few days due to a mass rail strike by French rail workers.

The French industrial action is due to start on Monday evening and last until Wednesday morning.

Only half of TGV services will be running during the strike, announced France's rail operator SNCF.

Lyria services to Switzerland are among those affected, with SBB telling passengers to expect disruption.

TGV-Lyria trains link Paris and Dijon to the Swiss cities of Lausanne, Geneva, Zurich and Bern.

Supported by all four French trade unions, the strike is aimed at pressuring SNCF in an ongoing battle over pay and working conditions.
The unions have threatened to carry out further industrial action if their demands are not met.

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