Train traffic on the LGV line connecting the Grand Est to Paris, under construction since the derailment of a TGV in March north of Strasbourg, will resume on Sunday, September 27, according to SNCF Réseau.
The resumption of circulation is set for Sunday, September 27, 2020. It will be done at reduced speed (80 km / h) over an area of approximately 14 km for safety reasons
," indicated the regional SNCF Réseau Grand Est management.
On the morning of March 5, a Colmar-Paris TGV derailed after the collapse on the track of an earth embankment overlooking the rails.
The front of the train had come off the rails without however overturning and the accident had seriously injured the driver and slightly about twenty people, suffering from slight bruises or psychologically shocked.
Since then, the time of repair work and expertise of the tracks, the trains use the classic TGV line which extends the duration of a journey between Strasbourg and Paris by approximately 45 minutes, normally 1h50.
With the resumption of circulation on the LGV line, passengers will still have to count on an extended journey time of 14 minutes on average for 70% of trains, which can go up to 25 minutes for the others, still due to expertise. In progress.
Once the work recommended by a panel of experts has been completed, the trains will be able to resume circulation at 320 km / h.