Nothing is impossible.
Historically, rail strikes are very rare in France in July and August. I think that the last major one was during the 1968 uprising, but I am happy to be corrected by anyone with a better memory than me.
Any chance that the strike will end early?
Nothing is impossible but ................
From what I'm reading online, it's up to the French trade union to decide. The union thinks the government is not budging, and they can and are willing to extend the strikes to July and August if need be. But SNCF (the French train company) had reassured that they will most likely not have any strikes during the summer period. So we just gotta wait and see. I feel your pain. It's making me anxious in my planning for my short layover trip over to Paris as I will be taking a personal detour from my group of friends who will be staying in London throughout for their vacation in mid-July, and I will need to take the train back to London on the day of my flight in the morning (which is nerve-racking) to catch my flight back home in the afternoon.Edited: 26 April 2018, 23:56
>article says 3 months<
Article is 3 weeks old. Wait to see what happens. Nobody without a crystal ball knows exactly how this will pan out, and that includes both parties to the dispute.
The unions have threatened to extend rail strikes into the summer; but so far no additional train strike dates have been announced beyond the current “rolling strikes” calendar through June...
Theoretically the strike could continue, but since support is already fast losing momentum among both strikers and the public, who knows?
I also will be heading to Paris in early July. We have purchased the Eurail pass and am now learning that it doesn't apply to France rails except for the Thello. I am completely booked with rail and accomodations all throughout Italy and Switzerland and will be going to Paris from Zermatt on July 3, 2018. I just learned that the Thello is now bussing people on the France side. Does this strike affect all trains in France? Or just Paris? I know that the scheduled strike is to end on June 28th but I'm concerned it will be extended even a week? I am actually considering a different country now...what are other options leaving Zermatt and getting to Paris?