French rail operator launches voluntary temperature screening for travellers | AFP

France’s national rail operator experiments taking travellers’ temperatures before they board high-speed TGV trains at Gare de Lyon in Paris in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19 during a holiday season.

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French rail operator experiments with temperature terminals at Paris train station | AFP

France’s state-owned rail operator SNCF is experimenting with a system to measure the temperature of passengers before they board high-speed trains. The first tests are being carried out at Gare de Lyon in Paris with five “Health Terminals” installed on the platform, available for tests on a voluntary basis.

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Black smoke engulfs Paris’s Gare de Lyon after arson on fringes of protest | AFP

Rubbish bins and scooters burn close to the Gare de Lyon in Paris, sending thick plumes of smoke in the air. The incident occurred on the fringes of a banned demonstration by opponents of Congolese star Fally Ipupa, who is holding a concert at nearby Bercy. IMAGES

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Gare de Lyon relatively quiet as French transport strike enters 36th day | AFP

Gare de Lyon station remains calm as the strike movement against pension reform continues to partially paralyse Ile-de-France transport during another day of demonstrations. IMAGES

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Pensions: a cheque of 250,000 euros given to the CGT-RATP at Gare de Lyon station | AFP

A cheque of 250,000 euros was handed over to CGT-RATP trade unionists outside RATP headquarters near Gare de Lyon station in Paris to finance the strike, now in its twentieth day, against pension reform. IMAGES

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Police patrol Gare de Lyon after surprise flash demo | AFP

Police patrol the Gare de Lyon in Paris after a surprise demonstration by anti-pension reform protesters in front of RATP headquarters and in the station. (COMPLETES VIDI1NA0YJ_EN) IMAGES

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Police deployed to Gare de Lyon after flash demo | AFP

Police are deployed around Gare de Lyon station in Paris after a surprise action by anti-pension reform demonstrators in front of RATP headquarters and in the station. IMAGES

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Paris braces for Christmas holiday travel chaos amid pensions strike | AFP

Queues build in Paris’ Gare de Lyon as travellers scramble to begin Christmas vacations on the 16th day of a transport strike against pension reform. IMAGES

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Paris’ Gare de Lyon near empty as France strike bites | AFP

After a massive mobilisation on Thursday, France prepares for a second day of travel cancellations and school closures as unions warned there would be no let-up in the strike called to protest planned pension reforms. IMAGES of Paris’ Gare de Lyon station almost completely empty

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