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Commuters breathe sigh of relief as rail strike eases

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Commuters breathe sigh of relief as rail strike eases

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Despite union claims that the fight against pension reform continues, there are signs that President Macron’s strategy of waiting for the protesters to tire of the dispute may be paying dividends.

Rail services across France are expected to improve markedly this week, with six out of ten TER trains running, an increase of 20 percent on last week. However, most trains serving Monaco Monte-Carlo will run during the morning and afternoon commutes – good for local businesses – with few trains serving the Principality in the middle of the day and in the late evening.

Meanwhile, rail operator SNCF has said that the rail strike – part of the inter-professional protest against a reform of the pensions system – has so far cost it 600 million euros in lost revenues.

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