• Short Summary

    France had few trains running on Friday (20 Oct.) as railwaymen staged a 24-hour strike in support of wage demands.

  • Description

    France had few trains running on Friday (20 Oct.) as railwaymen staged a 24-hour strike in support of wage demands.

    Officials estimated that only one in four mainline trains were running on the national network. Services on some Paris suburban routes were cut by 90 per cent.

    The capital's three main stations for suburban services--the Gare St. Lazare, the Gare du Nord and the Gare de Lyon--were almost deserted.

    City commuters had to use a shuttle service of army lorries to get to and from work.

    Many more people than usual drove to work, causing early jams on the roads in the Paris area.

    But other commuters used the underground railway--the Metro--which was not affected by the strike.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6FUGX2FS5KCMILKBGXKZGJAK2
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FUGX2FS5KCMILKBGXKZGJAK2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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