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France to cancel over half of TGV high-speed trains due to lockdown


The French National Railways Society (SNCF) will cancel three-quarters of TGV high-speed trains starting Thursday. As reported on Monday by radio France-Info, this is due to the re-introduction of the self-isolation regime in the country.

It is clarified that from Thursday between Paris and Lyon there will be only five instead of the planned nine TGV rides, three instead of 13 between Paris and Dijon and 2 instead of 5 trains from Paris to Grenoble.

The radio provides only data on the number of rides in both directions; the figures for comparison are given according to the current data from the SNCF website.

In addition, the company clarified that restaurant cars are temporarily not serving passengers since November 2. Everyone who bought tickets for canceled trains is promised an opportunity to exchange them for new ones for free until January 4, 2021.

SNCF previously reported a loss of €2.6 billion in the first half of 2020. Such low rates are due to a decrease in activity across all SNCF divisions, mainly due to restrictions introduced against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

source: francetvinfo.fr