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"Mechanical problem" on the RER B: another hard day for travelers


Due to a switching problem, the line has been experiencing difficulties since Monday afternoon. Work was carried out urgently. They

They struggled this Tuesday morning, this Tuesday evening and probably again Wednesday morning. On the RER B, users are not yet at the end of their sentence. A referral problem that has impacted the line since Monday afternoon should not be resolved until Wednesday during the day. According to SNCF Réseau, it is “a mechanical problem” that occurred at the level of the Plaine - Stade de France, without saying more. Work was carried out urgently during the night from Monday to Tuesday. Fifteen officers were mobilized to restore traffic overnight. "This work requires 24 hours of observation for the consolidation of these", we detail. The number of trains had to be reduced all day Tuesday.

Consequence, for the users of this line of one million daily travelers: another difficult day.

On social networks, they oscillate between irony and annoyance.

So much so that the RER B was one of the most discussed subjects on Twitter

(Editor's note: TT, for trending topics)

this Tuesday morning: "It is more in TT than on time, the #RERB is incredible", ironically Victor.

“On behalf of the users of the southern segment of the #RERB I would like to thank you.

It is not every day that we win by drawing the regulation, ”berates Bertrand Lapraye.

On behalf of the users of the southern segment of the #RERB I would like to thank you.

It is not every day that we win by drawing regulation.

- Bertrand Lapraye (@BertrandLapraye) June 15, 2021

“I was at Gare du Nord in this famous stopped train, already the victim in Aulnay of a stop of a good 10 minutes following also an alarm signal.

Thank you #RERB for this trip.

Villeparisis - GDN in 1h20!

Not a record, but almost (30 min trip without breakdown), ”says Victor.

High heat

And to make matters worse during this period of intense heat, not all RER B trains are air conditioned.

And to have a train equipped with refrigerated ventilation, it's the lottery.

Some travelers do not hesitate to accuse the work of the CDG express, the highly contested shuttle between Paris and Roissy, nicknamed the train of the rich and whose work is taking place nearby.

The SNCF denies: “It has nothing to do with ongoing projects, nor with the CDG express.

It is not in the same place.


The black spot of the Paris region network, the RER B and its single-deck trains are saturated. Regeneration work is underway but will not be completed for a few years. And the new trainsets, built by Bombardier and Caf, are not expected to arrive before 2025.

Source: leparis

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