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Major breakdown at the Gare de l’Est. Since early morning, no train is running either on departure or arrival from the 10th arrondissement station in Paris. Initially, the SNCF hoped for a resumption of traffic around 10 a.m., but it finally announced that traffic would be interrupted at least all day. “We cannot yet guarantee” a resumption of traffic on Wednesday, indicated Clément Beaune at midday.
“Due to a breakdown in a signal box (damaged discovered installations)”, the traffic of all TGV, TER and Transilien trains on line P is interrupted on departure and arrival from Paris Gare de l’ East, the group told us in the morning. “A fire in a technical room in the Vaires sector” (Seine-et-Marne) is the cause of these difficulties.
In total, according to our information, “48 arteries” were damaged, the equivalent of 600 severed cables, in a space located under the railway track. “It’s about two bedrooms of cables, a place where hundreds of large arteries of cables are entangled”, specifies SNCF. SNCF network also indicates that it has filed a complaint after a “proven malicious act”. According to the latest findings from our journalists present on site, some trains arriving from Metz or Luxembourg are diverted to the Gare du Nord.
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Jean Castex’s plan to improve the “fragile” lines. The new RATP CEO spoke about the action plan and timetable for the return of the offer to normal Monday morning during the meeting on the financing of transport in the Ile-de-France region. By March 1, lines 3, 5 and 8 should be back a normal frequency, and by April 1 for 1, 2, 3 bis, 6, 7 bis, 10 and 12: “We will do everything we can to make it happen,” assured the former Prime Minister.
In addition to this increase in the rate, the lines most in difficulty will benefit from a dedicated plan. This is particularly the case of the RER B, where ” new trains and modernization works “are envisaged, “but it is not for immediately”, launched Jean Castex. Modernization work has already begun on lines 4, 6 and 11 of the metro, which partly explains the problems encountered.
Finally, on the salary level, the first phase of negotiations has just been completed. An additional €105 per month was granted for all RATP staff. Negotiations are also underway to “enable a better work/life balance”. The company also claims to fight against fraudulent absenteeism.