— Published 8 September 2023

RATP is ready

On Thursday September 7, on the eve of the opening of the Rugby World Cup, RATP’s CEO gave his assurance that the company is “ready” to take on the first of its two major sporting challenges. “RATP will be there, Jean Castex (photo above) promised the media. Around the Stade de France, the RER B and metro lines 12 and 13 are fully mobilized. More than 300 agents will be on hand to guide spectators. We are very confident that this event will be a complete success“. A strike has been called for this Friday, September 8, the day of the opening match between France and New Zealand, by two trade unions of the Ile-de-France public transport authority. They are calling on station employees to stop work, in particular to demand better bonuses during the Rugby World Cup (September 8 to October 28). But Jean Castex has specified that participation in the strike is likely to be less than 10%.