The SNCF announces that it plans to circulate all scheduled trains at the start and finish of the Paris station of Montparnasse on Friday, a week after the fire of a transformer.
The SNCF announced Thursday that it planned to run all the trains scheduled for departure and arrival of Paris Montparnasse Friday, a week after the fire of a transformer who deprived the station and its maintenance center of current .
“The maintenance operations of TGV trains have gradually resumed since the return of the high voltage power supply Monday night. All TGVs are now available to ensure normal traffic during this new weekend of holiday departures and returns, “said the SNCF in a statement.
If no train will be cancelled, the composition of some TGV could be changed and travelers will be warned, she added.
Intercités and daily trains (TER to Chartres and Le Mans and Transilien) will also circulate normally, said a spokesman.
A lack of equipment
The fire of a power station supplying Montparnasse last Friday had forced the SNCF to use a substation normally dedicated to the Versailles area , which allowed it to operate the station at a minimum with 40% of the power. electricity while RTE, the high-voltage grid manager, was working to restore power.
Although high-voltage electricity returned on Monday night, the SNCF ran out of equipment during the week, as its Chatillon maintenance center (TGV) had to make up for lost time.