Landslide in Savoie: France-Italy rail traffic temporarily suspended

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Rail traffic is still blocked between Modane and Chambery after the landslide that hit the region of Saint-André in Savoie in the Maurienne valley in France.

The landslide, caused by the rains that hit Savoy last Sunday, partially disrupted traffic on the A43 motorway in France and suspended rail traffic between France and Italy. It is only the Chambéry-Turin line, as well as TER in the Maurienne valley which are affected.

The SNCF, which has provided for a 100% refund for injured customers, will be able to draw up an initial assessment, and run its trains again during the week.

Transport Minister Clément Beaune warned that a return to normal “will take several days”. “After the massive landslide that occurred yesterday in #Maurienne, our public services are mobilized to restore road and rail traffic as quickly as possible. Absolute priority for the safety of all”, wrote the minister on X (formerly Twitter).

Yesterday Monday 28, the Fréjus tunnel was closed for a few hours, but it is currently open.

In the Alpes-Maritimes, connections with Italy are normally made on the coast, both by rail and by the motorway network.

France 3 also reports complaints from passengers stranded in Italy: sncf-blocks-in-italy-2830577.html

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