many disruptions in all sectors of activity in Dijon and Côte-d’Or

In the transports

The Minister Delegate for Transport, Clément Beaune, feared a “real hassle” in transport for the day of Tuesday March 7. The traffic forecasts unveiled this Sunday afternoon by the SNCF prove him right.

Less than 20% of trains in circulation

Only 20 % trains will run in France this Tuesday, and it will be even less in Bourgogne Franche-Comté, since only one in six trains will be in circulation.

One in five trains will run on the TGV network and between France and Switzerland. The Intercités will all be at a standstill. On the TER network, every six trips will be insured in Bourgogne Franche-Comté. And some lines will be at a standstill…

SNCF Voyageurs recommends that travelers who can cancel or postpone their trips planned for that day, and to favor teleworking.

Lines at a standstill:



Nevers – Lyon

Montchanin – Paray

Nevers – Mills



Belfort – Delle

Line of swallows (Dole – St Claude)

Line of watchmakers (Besançon Morteau – La chaux de fonds)

Shuttle Besançon TGV – Besançon Viotte

At Divia, a very impacted bus network

The traffic forecasts published this Sunday afternoon by the management of Divia showa tram every 10 minutes during the day and a train every 15 minutes between 8:30 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. Be careful however, the Dijon procession scheduled for Tuesday afternoon should impact the circulation of trains for a long time…

Bus traffic will be much more disrupted with a passage every 15 to 90 minutes depending on the lines. Not to mention that some of them won’t work at all that day.

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And another strike notice has already been filed by Divia staff for Wednesday.

Traffic forecasts

Tramway side (T1 and T2):

from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. : a tram every 10 minutes
from 8:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. : a tram every 15 minutes

Bus side:

L3 : one pass every 25 to 30 minutes

L4, L6 and L7: one pass every 30 minutes

L5 : a bus every 15 minutes

B10 : 50 minutes

B11 : 25 minutes

B13, B16 and B19 : 40 minutes

B14 and B15: 70 minutes

B18 : 30 minutes

B20 : 60 minutes

B21 : 90 minutes

B22 : 90 minutes

F40 : 15/30 min from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. – 60 min during the day

F42 : 50 minutes

Normal running : B17– P30, P31, P33, P34 – F41, F43 – Express – Full Moon – Bus Class’67, 69, 75 – DiviAccess

No traffic: Corol, City, BC61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74

Nearly half of Dijon schools will have extracurricular services closed

The extracurricular services of many primary schools in Dijon are impacted. More than 43% of the city’s 76 elementary and kindergarten schools will have all of their services closed.

Morning reception, between 12.30 p.m. and 1.15 p.m., evening reception and school restaurants will be closed in elementary and nursery schools in Anjou, Buffon, Champs-Perdrix, Drapeau, and York ; in the elementary Alsace, Beaumarchais, Camille-Flammarion, Champollion, Colette, Dampierre, Jean-Jaurès, Lamartine, Laurrey, Mansart, Monts-de-Vigne, West, Petit-Bernard, and Petites-Roches ; and in kindergartens Château-Pouilly, Chevreul, Darcy, Devosge, Gustave-Eiffel, Joséphine-Baker, Petit-Citeaux, Valendons and Victor-Hugo.

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Some canteens will only offer cold meals, such as in kindergartens in Champollion, Côteau du Suzon, and Maladière ; the elementary of Chevreul, Coteaux du Suzon, Maladière, Nord, Trémouille, and Victor-Hugo. Other establishments will only have the morning and evening extracurricular closed, as in elementary schools Eiffel, Paulette-Levy, and Voltaire ; and kindergartens Côteau du Suzon, Dampierre, Jean-Jaurès, Monts de Vigne, Paulette-Levy, and Petites Roches. Kindergarten Colette will be the only one with only the evening reception closed. Particularity also in kindergarten Montchapetwhere only the morning extracurricular will be open.

All the details can be found on a dedicated City page on its website.

Other school groups affected in the Dijon region

Once again, many schools in Côte-d’Or will be affected by the movement on Tuesday. In issoise region, for example, the strike movement promises to be very closely followed, in particular by the staff of the college of Is-sur-Tille and the elementary school of Marcilly-sur-Tille. However, no demonstration is planned in the streets of these municipalities. As for schools, what we know to date is that the Marcilly primary school will be completely closed.

In that of Is-sur-Tille, four classes will be closed and in kindergarten, all Atsem will be on strike. And at the college, the principal warned that the management of the students will be “the absence of School Life on the one hand even though more than half of the teachers normally present this Tuesday will not ensure their lessons the absence of School Life on the one hand even though more than half of the teachers normally present on Tuesday will not be teaching.

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As for the Ouche et Montagnes intercommunality, only the extracurricular sites of Fleurey-sur-Ouche and Velars-sur-Ouche will be open in the morning, noon and evening.

In terms of school transport in the Mobigo regional network, many lines will be disrupted or delayed, and some will not run at all, because of strikes in schools (as in the cantons of Châtillon-sur-Seine, Montbard, Semur-en-Auxois, Talant, Saint-Apollinaire, Longvic, Fontaine-les-Dijon, or even Brazey-en-Plaine).

All information on the school transport network can be found at the Burgundy Franche-Comté Region website.

Disruptions to roads and other areas?

In France, truckers intend to mobilize by blocking logistics platforms, industrial zones, snail operations around major cities. Will that of Dijon be affected? Impossible to know for now.

In industry and the food industry, the unions have also called for a shutdown. Like many other sectors, public or private. In Côte-d’Or, firefighters and CHU agents will still be mobilized.

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