From July 6, reservations will be required on two TER lines in the Grand-Est

From July 6, reservations will be required on two TER lines in the Grand-Est
From July 6, reservations will be required on two TER lines in the Grand-Est

To avoid crowded trains and allow all travelers to have a seat, reservations will be compulsory on the TER lines Paris-Troyes-Mulhouse and Paris-Châlons-Strasbourg.

Be sure to have a seat and avoid crowded trains. This is the aim of the SNCF by requiring users of TER Fluo on the Paris-Troyes-Mulhouse and Paris-Châlons-Strasbourg lines to reserve before boarding.

From July 6, reservations will be required to board these trains to and from the Capital. One-way and return tickets including reservations have been open since April 10, 2024. At the end of May, the “My Place on Board” site will be accessible “for subscribers who have opted for automatic debit”.

“For other subscribers, reservations on “Ma Place à Bord” can be made from June 20, after purchase of the July subscription,” indicates the SNCF on its site.

“Tickets with reservation are exchangeable and refundable free of charge until the day before travel,” specifies the railway company.

“An unbearable constraint”

Presented by the SNCF as an improvement in service for travelers, this new measure, which was introduced in Normandy two years ago, is not to the taste of users who regularly take these two lines to go to work in Paris.

“Often, they do not know what time they finish the work. Reservation is therefore a constraint,” Pierre Debano, spokesperson for the Association of users of the TER Vallée de la Marne line, told BFMTV.

For Pierre Debano, elderly people who do not have the Internet will be particularly harmed. “

“It’s an unbearable constraint, as we are pushed more and more to take public transport.”

The SNCF promises that 25% of seats will be accessible without reservation “on the principle ‘first come, first served'”, explains to Le Parisien the president of the Grand Est regional council Franck Leroy.

The association of users of the TER Vallée de la Marne line enters into resistance. On her Facebook page, she created a group called “No to reservation”. It currently has more than 600 members.

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