Huge blaze cuts Paris train link to CDG airport

UPDATED: The RER B train line linking Paris to Charles de Gaulle airport was cut on Friday after thick black smoke from a huge fire filled the skies to the north of Paris.

Huge blaze cuts Paris train link to CDG airport
Rail traffic to the Charles de Gaulle airport has been disrupted. Photo: AFP

Passengers heading between Charles de Gaulle airport and the city faced a travel headache on Friday after services on the RER B line were cut due to a huge blaze.

The fire engulfed a 10,000 square metre textile factory in the suburb of La Courneuve in Seine-Saint-Denis, with black smoke visible for kilometres.

Police sources told French channel BFM TV that no one was caught in the flames, and that the building was evacuated quickly.

A spokesperson from rail operator SNCF told The Local that there was no RER service running between Gare du Nord and Aulnay-sous-Bois, but that replacement buses were available between Aulnay-sous-Bois and Charles De Gaulle airport. 

The A86 motorway has also been cut in both directions.

According to reports, rail traffic will be disrupted until 7pm. 

Many Parisians flocked to Twitter to share pictures of the blaze, below are a few examples.

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