Making your journeys easier
Are you a doctor, nurse or healthcare assistant? Have you volunteered to work at a medical facility in response to an appeal from the Paris hospital network (AP-HP)1 or a regional health agency (ARS)? Now when you travel to work during the Covid-19 epidemic, you can take a TGV INOUI and Intercités train for free.
Journeys between Paris and the rest of France are free, in both directions, for all medical and paramedical personnel who have volunteered for work outside their home region.
SNCF offers this service as a sign of solidarity between railway employees—who are also continuing to work during the crisis—and healthcare personnel.
Note: each passenger will be assigned two seats to allow for social distancing aboard trains.
The documents you’ll need
Are you volunteering as a healthcare worker? Here’s the documentation you’ll need to show us on the platform and aboard your train. Please remember to practice social distancing and other protective measures at all times.
- Doctors and nurses: please present your health professional’s card (Carte de professionnel de santé, or CPS)2, either in paper form or on your smartphone or tablet.
- Healthcare assistants: please present a pay stub3 or a certificate from your medical facility.
- Retired doctors: please present a health professional’s card that is less than five years old.4
1 Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Paris
2 We will accept a 2019 CPS from doctors and nurses who do not yet have their 2020 card.
3 Note: your pay stub must show your job category.
4 Beyond the five-year point, retired doctors are not authorized to resume practicing medicine in emergency situations.