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RER B and D: very disrupted traffic due to people on the tracks


Since this morning the two lines have encountered difficulties. Passengers even had to be evacuated through a tunnel.

No RER B train between Châtelet – Les Halles and Gare du Nord and RER D between Orry-la-Ville – Coye and Paris Gare de Lyon since 8.30 a.m. this morning due to people on the tracks, announced twitter accounts of the two lines concerned. If this kind of event happens frequently, this time the incident took on a rare scale. Many trains found themselves blocked for long hours. Some passengers thus had to be evacuated through the tunnels to the nearest stop. Others got stuck sometimes without air conditioning despite the high heat.

According to the accounts of these two lines, the RER B should thus remain blocked until 1 p.m. Nevertheless, traffic still seems very disrupted at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon. At 7:30 p.m., the RATP website still displayed that “Traffic is disrupted on the entire line as a result of people on the tracks at Gare du Nord“. On the other hand, for line D, traffic has gradually resumed since 11:30 a.m. If disturbances are still to be noted “traffic is getting smoother“, we reassure.

To travel between Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon, the service provider invites passengers to take Line 4 of the metro, between Paris Nord and Châtelet les Halles, then Line 14 of the metro or line A of the RER between Châtelet les Halles and Paris lyon’s train station.


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