Friday, January 21

Why will traffic be interrupted in Est, Magenta and Haussmann-Saint-Lazare stations this weekend?

The three stations of the East, Magenta and Haussmann-Saint-Lazare will be closed this weekend, and traffic will be interrupted between Friday January 14 from 10 p.m. and the end of service on Sunday January 16. SNCF advises, as far as possible, to postpone trips to these dates.

“The weekend of January 15 and 16, major works will be carried out, requiring the interruption of traffic in stations of Paris-Est, Magenta and Haussmann Saint-Lazare”, communicated the SNCF, which explains that ‘ the aim is to consolidate the vaults of a century-old bridge – the Philippe de Girard bridge dating from 1930 – spanning the tracks.

“An interruption of the power supply throughout the duration of the work will be necessary to ensure the safety of our interventions. […] This lockout of the catenary on the entire beam will require traffic to be stopped, ”the group further informed.

At the same time, this traffic interruption should “make it possible to prepare the commissioning of the future” single command center “to be created in Pantin (93), intended to become the” real HQ of the East-West axis “but also “to carry out tests on the new RER E operating system.

Closed stations and rerouted trains

Concretely, all TGVs arriving or coming from eastern France, Germany and Luxembourg will be diverted to Gare du Nord from Friday 10 p.m. to Sunday at the end of service. With the exception of the TER connecting Paris, Châlons-en-Champagne and Strasbourg, which will be diverted to Gare de Lyon.

It should also be noted that the TER connecting Paris to Troyes, Belfort and Mulhouse will be partially replaced by coaches between Châlons-en-Champagne and Troyes (with a connection to the previous TER), while the trains to Romilly-sur-Seine and Nogent- sur-Seine will be replaced by coaches.

As for the suburban trains, they will be completely eliminated for the RER E, between Haussmann-Saint-Lazare and Chelles, Tournan or even Villiers-sur-Marne, just like the line P between Paris and Chelles-Gournay, Les Yvris-Noisy le Grand, Verneuil-l’Etang, Tournan and Vaires-Torcy, according to SNCF Réseau.

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