Because of the strikes against the planned pension reform in France, practically all long-distance trains to Germany will be canceled tomorrow. Deutsche Bahn announced that all connections to and from Paris on the connection via Kaiserslautern and Saarbrücken will be omitted.
Only one TGV pair commutes from Mannheim via Karlsruhe and Strasbourg to Paris and one TGV pair from Stuttgart via Karlsruhe and Strasbourg to the French capital. The TGV pair also commutes between Freiburg, Offenburg, Strasbourg and Paris.
With the Thalys trains towards North Rhine-Westphalia, there are only three connections from Paris to Cologne, in the opposite direction there is only one train with free seats. Already today almost all trains in traffic to France are canceled due to the strike.
Regional traffic is also affected
In addition to long-distance trains, regional traffic to France will also be affected tomorrow. The trains from Saarbrücken to Strasbourg and Metz are no longer available. On the route from Neustadt an der Weinstraße to Wissembourg, a replacement commutes from Winden to Wissembourg. On the other hand, the regional trains between Offenburg and Strasbourg will run as planned, as will the trains between Saarbrücken and Sarreguemines and between Müllheim (Baden) and Mulhouse. You can find detailed information on the Deutsche Bahn website.
Pension reform is considered one of President Emmanuel Macron's key projects. The unions consider the project unfair and brutal. The government wants to gradually raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 years. In addition, the number of payment years required for a full pension should increase more quickly.