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Paris-Clermont: the cursed line records another delay, less than 48 hours after the ministerial visit

A new delay of more than three hours occurred on Sunday on the Paris-Clermont line, two days after the arrival of a delegation to Clermont-Ferrand and the announcement of measures to improve traffic, notoriously struggling on this link.

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Paris-Clermont: the cursed line records another delay, less than 48 hours after the ministerial visit

A new delay of more than three hours occurred on Sunday on the Paris-Clermont line, two days after the arrival of a delegation to Clermont-Ferrand and the announcement of measures to improve traffic, notoriously struggling on this link. Leaving Paris shortly before 7 p.m. on Saturday, the 247 passengers on board intercity train 5983 arrived in Clermont-Ferrand shortly after two a.m. on Sunday after a journey twice as long as expected, said SNCF, confirming information from the regional daily La Montagne.

To compensate for a “malfunction” on the train, the SNCF dispatched another at night to Nevers, the main stage of the journey between Paris and the Auvergne capital, and also announced that travelers “will benefit from a reimbursement of up to 150 %” of the ticket price. A delay of more than three hours occurs every two weeks on this line (used by 1.8 million users in 2023) and a delay of more than an hour on average twice a week, the Minister of Transport denounced on Friday. the Ecological Transition Christophe Béchu, describing an “unbearable” situation.

Visiting Clermont-Ferrand with two other ministers and in particular the boss of the SNCF Jean-Pierre Farandou, he announced the establishment of a system consisting, from the end of March, of adding locomotives, protecting the tracks and improving crisis management. The visit of the ministerial delegation followed a major incident which, at the end of January, plunged 700 passengers into a night of hardship on this Intercités line, one of the least reliable on the network.

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