The storm blew Eleanor, Wednesday, January 3, 2018, forcing the train to stop the movement of trains throughout Normandy. Only the Rouen-Paris rolled.
The strong winds generated by Eleanor storm , Wednesday 3rd January, 2018, are likely to bring down trees. To prevent danger, the SNCF decided to interrupt the circulation of trains throughout Normandy , except on the axis Paris-Rouen , at 7.30am.
Trains stopped in Normandy
“We decided to interrupt traffic on all channels, both the former Lower than the former Upper Normandy, and invite travellers to postpone their trips,” said in Normandy-news SNCF. At 11 am on Wednesday morning, this inventory was still valid, according to an official from the train .
#tempeteEleanor La circulation des #Intercités reste interrompue en #Normandie sur Paris #Cherbourg Paris #Granville et entre #Rouen et #LeHavre en raison des chutes d’arbres. Les équipes #SNCF sont mobilisées et en cours d’intervention pour réparer pic.twitter.com/fmwbKbSCjk
— Eric Succab (@SuccabEric) 3 January 2018
Only exception: the Rouen-Paris, which continued to operate “safely”, the railway has taken the view that this portion was “less exposed to particular falling trees.” A decision could, however, be reassessed “at any time”.
Trains between Rouen and Paris were delayed by several tens of minutes early in the day.
Normandy Bridge disrupted
Eleanor did not disrupt the movement of trains. As a precaution, the prefect of Seine-Maritime, one of five Norman departments placed in orange alert , decided to temporarily prohibit the traffic on the bridge of Normandy, Wednesday, January 3rd.
Several areas have been cut across the region, for several hours.
— Préfète de la Seine-Maritime (@Prefet76) 3 January 2018