Landslide in Savoie: why Trenitalia suspends its Paris-Lyon until “new order”

by time news

2023-08-31 23:13:53

Be careful if you had planned to go to Lyon via a train from the Italian company Trenitalia. Due to the partial collapse of a cliff that occurred in the town of Saint-André on Sunday, the Italian railway group interrupted the circulation of its Paris-Lyon trains from Monday until “new order”.

“Frecciarossa Paris-Lyon trains n°6650, 6651, 6647, 6654, 6656 and 6655 run normally until September 3. From September 4, the circulation of these trains is suspended until further notice”, underlines Trenitalia in a press release published on its website.

Compulsory maintenance in Italy made impossible

Indeed, even if the Paris-Lyon railway line is not directly affected by the landslide, the “fleet of Frecciarossa trains circulating in France and between France and Italy must regularly pass through the maintenance workshops near Milan for security reasons”, explains the Italian company. “The closure of the Paris-Milan line makes the technical maintenance of this fleet impossible,” she adds.

In addition, Paris-Milan trains n ° 9281, 9292, 9287 and 9296 have not been running since Wednesday and until further notice, underlines the company in the same press release. Users of the trains concerned can request a full refund of the ticket up to 24 hours after the initial date of travel.

At the same time, the SNCF indicated for its part on social network X (ex-Twitter) that TGV traffic between France and Italy was interrupted until September 10 for the moment. Visiting Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (Savoie) on Thursday, the Minister of Transport Clément Beaune issued much more distant forecasts. According to him, rail traffic between France and Italy will not be restored “for several weeks, for at least two months”.

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