Ireland An electrical failure at Creil station wreaks havoc

00:52  01 august  2020
00:52  01 august  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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De nombreux voyageurs voulant rejoindre Paris, notamment pour leur départ en vacances, se sont retrouvés sans solution de repli en gare de Creil après qu’une caténaire a rompu, entraînant la paralysie du réseau. © LP / Paul Abran Many travelers wanting to reach Paris, especially for their vacation departure, found themselves without a fallback solution at Creil station after a catenary broke, resulting in network paralysis.

The rupture of a catenary at Creil station this Friday afternoon severely disrupted the circulation of all the trains running on the Picard network. Power outages led to train cancellations and delays of more than four hours.

At 8 pm, the transilien bound for Corbeil-Essonnes, the departure of which was initially scheduled shortly after 4 pm, was still not announced. All the other trains on the Paris-Amiens, Paris-Saint-Quentin and Paris-Beauvais axes were stopped.

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At Creil station, the incomprehension and anger were quickly felt among the travelers. "Bad start", breathes Quentin, a young Parisian who works in Creil and who was to join the Montparnasse station in the evening to go on vacation.

Great heat, on-site help

"Can't we go to Paris?" This man kept asking, in a hurry to reach the capital. " How will I do ? "Yet accustomed to going back and forth between Oise and Ile-de-France, this traveler in his thirties did not get his question answered.

While the thermometer still read 36 degrees at 7 p.m., a rescue team was deployed to help vulnerable people and to distribute water bottles to waiting travelers.

No substitute bus

On the other hand, no bus was requisitioned to ensure the connection between the various cities concerned, leaving many travelers in front of the station without any plan B. “I looked on Blablacar, but there is no route available, ”sighs Salem, 45.

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At the counter, a frustrated traveler asks: “Isn't the SNCF obliged to provide replacement buses in these cases? "The answer at the counter is clear:" No. »Only the connection of line H between Creil and Persan seemed to be provided by coaches until the end of the evening.

Gradual recovery from 9 p.m.

After 8 p.m., the sound of a running train has given hope to the few dozen people still awaiting good news. But the delays displayed on the screens of the station were still counted in hours.

Traffic was not to resume gradually until 9 p.m. On the SNCF application, a message announced a "very gradual recovery" with all the same "residual delays to be expected". “It means everything and nothing, contests this mother. I am not from here, no relative will come and get us. So let's wait. "

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