around noon today, a train of line 2 of the paris metro was derailed before getting to the station Barbès-Rochechouart, in the Xviii arrondissement, causing a big scare among the passengers, reported the RATP and Le Parisien.
at this point, the line is aerial and the station is located above ground. The few images available on the network are spectacular.
According to the information of the daily, the train moving in the direction of porte Dauphine had a technical incident is rare. A “bogie” (piece that supports the wheels) of a car tail would be slightly out of lanes. The derailment would have prevented the driver to brake properly at the moment of entering the station.
According to the RATP, the metro has struck the wharf, causing a noise of explosion. Immediately, agents of intervention and 46 firefighters arrived on the scene to intervene, says France Blue. A priori, the incident would not have done any victim.
For the time being, the traffic between White and pere-Lachaise is suspended. It is a large portion of the line 2, one of the most used of the capital. The station Antwerp for example is therefore closed. It allows tourists, in particular to reach the butte Montmartre. A return to normal is announced for 20h.