A strike by French rail workers that paralysed Friday’s commute across much of France, and resulted in the cancellation of all SNCF trains serving Monaco Monte-Carlo, continued to cause serious disruption through the weekend and into Monday.

The strike – the first serious stoppage in several weeks – was precipitated after an incident on October 16 in Champagne-Ardennes, with many rail workers expressing frustration over the operation of trains without conductors after the driver of the rural train in question had to walk miles along the track to seek help for 11 injured passengers after a collision at a crossing.

Early on Sunday evening the TER website advised passengers to seek more information on Monday morning about the possible resumption of services, but after a “slow return” to normal after 19:30 on Sunday, more cancellations were expected at least until midday. Later on Sunday the unions involved called for a return to work, but disruption is likely to continue to local services.