With the gradual deconfinement, many French people will have to resume transport to go to work from May 11. Sure France Inter this Saturday morning, the CEO of the SNCF Jean-Pierre Farandou explained some of the terms of the public enterprise traffic plan.
“The SNCF with the 100,000 railway workers who will be at their work station on May 11 will be ready to run 50 to 60% of the trains of daily life“, He said, referring to the Transiliens and the TER -“the trains that the French take to work“And that the SNCF hopes to increase to 100% in early June. “On TGV, it’s a bit the opposite (…) Yes there will be TGV but few TGV“, He indicated while evoking the limit of 100 km fixed for displacements within the framework of the plan of deconfinement exposed this week by the government.
Mobilization of the police force and call for the maintenance of telework
Wearing a mask would also be mandatory. In accordance with social distancing rules, only one seat in two will be accessible on trains. “As in the TGV we know how to go about with compulsory reservations, it is a little more complex in the world of trains in everyday lifeSaid Jean-Pierre Farandou.
In order to transport passengers while ensuring maximum health security, the CEO of the railway company called for the maintenance of telework “massive and durableTo avoid traffic congestion. He also wants the widest possible spread of arrival time in offices to smooth peak hours and the mobilization of public authorities to help the company “control and filter access to stations”.We will need the police to verify that these rules are followed“, He stressed.
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