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Passengers to Paris airport face bus replacement service after signal failure on train line

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Passengers to Paris airport face bus replacement service after signal failure on train line
13:51 CEST+02:00
Passengers to and from Paris' main airport are facing a replacement bus service after a signal failure on the rail line.

The RER line B service has stopped completely between Charles de Gaulle airport and Parc des Expositions.

Rail operator SNCF blamed a signal failure for the issue, which began on Tuesday morning.

 

A spokesman for SNCF said: "Around 8:15am on Tuesday, works on a pavement caused water to leak into one of our electrical relay rooms. We therefore had to cut the current and allow time to plug the leak, dry and check the facilities."

The RER line B is running as normal through central Paris and as far as Parc des Expositions.

Replacement bus services are in place from Parc des Expositions to the airport but SNCF said that it hoped to have trains running again by 5pm on Tuesday.

"Around 8:15, work on a road pavement caused water infiltration into one of our electrical relay rooms," says SNCF. It was necessary to cut the current, the time to plug the leak, dry and check the facilities."

 

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