As France enters a new phase of deconstruction on Tuesday, rail transport should gradually return to normal in order of “100%” of train tickets for sale again from mid-June, the Sunday government said.
Heavily influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic – at least EUR 2 billion – sees the end of the SNCF tunnel. “100% of the supply” of trains will be offered on the rail network in “mid-June”, announced on Sunday, May 31st the Secretary of State for Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.
“We are removing the restriction of a place of two” neutralized in TGV, which had been required by SNCF to respect the distance rules, the state secretary also said, asking the public operator to “check your prices” during the summer.
This restriction, although no such restriction was introduced by air, caused SNCF, especially in the case of TGVs, to overthrow the only trains it usually makes a profit.
The carrier needs an occupancy rate of at least 60% – up to 80% in Ouigo – in order not to lose money.
Employer certification remains mandatory in the subway during rush hour
“What we predict is that we will probably have 100% of the supply and 50% of the attendance in mid-June,” the secretary of state said. “We will continue to have very important health measures” in public transport, including the obligation to wear the mask, he said.
In the case of dele-de-France, a region that remains in the “orange” zone, standardization will be a little more gradual.
The Employer Certificate to take transport during the holidays will remain mandatory “at least until June 22”, so for each trip between 6:30 and 9:30, then between 16:00 and 19:00, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said.
As for the accessibility of the subway, “we have 62 closed subway stations, it will surely be a little smaller,” said the secretary of state without giving an exact figure.