Firefighters reported that a fire was in progress “on two oars of a train on the Paris-Marseille line,” and all 800 passengers were evacuated. The line is electrified, they waited, around 6:30 p.m., stopping traffic in order to intervene. On Twitter, photos taken by passengers showed thick black smoke emerging from the motive of a TGV. This is according to a passenger, the Marseille-Paris TGV party at 15h06.
photos posted on the social network showed passenger evacuation.
leParisien.fr Contacted by the SNCF ensures that “the line is not blocked because there is the possibility of a bypass on a classic line”.
In Paris in Lyon Station, where trains arrive from Marseille A sign was state to 6:30 p.m., of “the failure of a train between Valencia and Lyon (who) strongly disturbs the traffic towards Paris.” The TGV from Marseille were displayed with three hours late, those from Hyeres (Var), Barcelona (Spain) and Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales), with an hour and a half late.
By early evening, the delays were 1hr 45 in the north-south direction and 2:00 to 2:30 in the South-North direction, according to SNCF. Two trains, which followed immediately behind the damaged TGV, certainly will suffer more delays
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