Passengers who were to leave or arrive Gare du Nord or Montparnasse on Friday evening must be vigilant. And monitor the SNCF website. Traffic is severely disrupted both in the direction of arrivals and departures, announces the company. All rail traffic in the north and west is therefore disturbed.
An electrical failure first hit the Gare du Nord (10th arrondissement of Paris) in the late afternoon, causing the stop of a TVG in the middle of the track and the evacuation of its passengers and delays of up to two hours. The situation should at least last "until late evening," simply says the SNCF on Twitter. The day before, traffic had already been affected because of a torn catenary.
In the Montparnasse station (15th arrondissement), a power supply fault in St-Arnoult also leads, according to BFMTV, to a major mess, up to three hours late for some trains. While the railway company indicates that their services are being serviced, no time of return to normal has yet been communicated.