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Traffic Jams In Paris Region Over 250 Miles Long As Railway Workers Strike

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Traffic around Paris suburbs was highly congested on Tuesday due to a railway workers strike in protest of a looming pension overhaul, which caused regional trains to stop operating, media reported.

The French National Railway Company announced the strikes earlier in the day.

Only 40 percent of the SNCFs Intercites network trains are operating, while 60 percent of the regional TER and 50 percent of the Transilien suburban trains are in operation.

According to the BFMTV broadcaster, at around 9: 00 a.m. traffic jams in the Ile-de-France region, of which Paris is the capital, were over 475 kilometers long.