These incidents follow simultaneous power outages in the two Parisian stations.
The circulation of trains has been delayed since Friday evening in the two stations of Paris Nord and Montparnasse due to power supply problems, announced the SNCF. From or to Montparnasse, the SNCF announces “delays of between 20 minutes and 3 hours” for the TGV Inoui and Ouigo.
“Traffic is severely disrupted in this sector until the end of the day. We invite you to postpone your trip»indicates the railway company on its website. “All TGVs to and from Brittany are diverted by conventional lines. Traffic on the Bordeaux-Paris axis is carried out with a single lane”, she explains in a press release. She evokes a power supply fault in Saint-Arnoult, in the Yvelines. “SNCF Réseau technical teams went to the site and found a catenary break. Repairs are underway and should last part of the night.the company added.
At the Gare du Nord, the SNCF indicates delays “between 25 minutes and 2 hours” for the TGV Inoui and Ouigo, with a “highly disrupted traffic until late evening”. She had to evacuate the passengers of a TGV in the direction of Lille which was immobilized at the exit of the Gare du Nord. “The evacuation of the train began around 7:15 p.m. and ended around 8 p.m.”, in the presence of firefighters, she said in her press release. The incident is also attributed to a defect “power supply”this time within the station.
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