Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
BREAKING NEWS

Power cut strands rail passengers in France

Power cut strands rail passengers in France
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

Some 2,300 rail passengers were stranded in stations in the south of France overnight after a power failure in the Var region.

Two high-speed trains running between Paris and Nice were brought to a standstill, in Toulon and Carnoules.

The trains reached their destinations on Sunday morning, passengers arriving in Paris 17 hours after leaving Nice.

The French state rail company called the power cut “unacceptable” and promised legal action.

The delays coincided with an ongoing nationwide strike by rail staff which has halted many trains.