A still busy morning on the roads of France, more than 1200 km of cumulative traffic jams at 8:45 a.m.
At 9 a.m., nearly 500 km of traffic jams were recorded on the roads of Île-de-France.
A strike effect? For the second morning in a row, traffic on the roads of France was particularly busy this Thursday morning. The peak was reached at 8:45 a.m., with nearly 1,240 km of accumulated traffic jams, according to Bison Futé. A circulation considered asexceptionalby the road information center, and nearly 70% higher than the median level observed by Bison Futé.
At 10 a.m., the traffic was still described as “exceptional» for this period of the day, with nearly 500 km of accumulated traffic jams.
It is as usual in Île-de-France that the difficulties have been concentrated. At 9 a.m., the region was close to 500 km of traffic jams, according to Sytadin. That is one level more than those classified “exceptionalby the road information website – which is around 400 km. At 10 a.m., the level of traffic was deemed “unusual for this hour», with around 200 km of traffic jams.
Another region experienced longer lines of traffic jams than usual on Thursday morning. This is Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, with nearly 170 km of cumulative traffic jams at 8:45 a.m., according to Bison Futé – against a median of 75 km.
No doubt the French were more likely to choose the car this Thursday due to the disruptions who continue in rail transport, due to the strikes against the pension reform. One out of three TGVs is running this Thursday, two out of five TER trains and one out of four Intercity trains. In Île-de-France, traffic is improving this Thursday compared to the day before, but remains “disturbedon the subway andvery disturbed” on the RER B, while it is “almost normal» on the RER A, indicates the RATP.
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