France: Engineering works
Engineering works are taking place in France, affecting various services.
Please note that this information is provided by the rail operator and cannot be guaranteed by Loco2.
To/from Paris Austerlitz
25 May - 28 May and 3 - 5 June 2017
Due to engineering works at Paris Austerlitz station many Intercity routes are cancelled or subject to changes, including:
- Paris Austerlitz <> Limoges <> Toulouse
- Paris Austerlitz <> Orléans <> Tours
- Paris Austerlitz <> Bourges <> Montluçon
- Intercites de Nuit: Paris Austerlitz <> Rodez <> La Tour-de-Carol <> Tarbes <> Irun
TGV to/from Paris Montparnasse
24 - 28 May, and 3 - 5 June
Due to engineering works on the Atlantic High Speed line, many timetables have been modified and some trains cancelled. This work is built into the timetable but you should check the traffic forecast to make sure your timetable hasn't changed. You can find specific details here.
Narbonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, southern France
25 - 28 May 2017
Engineering works are taking place around Narbonne from 25 to 28 May, inclusive. The engineering works will affect the following services:
- TGV, Intercités and TER between Toulouse and Narbonne, and beyond to/from Perpignan or Avignon.
- TGV trains from Paris or Lyon via Valence to Languedoc e.g. on the Paris-Valence-Nîmes-Montpellier Saint-Roch-Sete-Agde-Beziers route.
- TER trains on the Avignon-Beziers-Narbonne-Perpignan-Port Bou route.
- Renfe-SNCF services are also affected by these works from 26-28 May.
Nîmes, southern France
25 - 28 May 2017
From 26 - 28 May, SNCF will carry out track renewal work at Nîmes. A limited number of trains will still run, but will only open for sale at a later date (with the possibility of buses substituting for trains on some sections).
From Friday after to Sunday afternoon, replacement bus service will run between Nîmes and Montpellier.
En raison de renouvellement des voies à Nîmes, la desserte TGV en provenance et à destination de la région Languedoc sera allégée du 26 au 28 mai 2017. Les TGV en circulation Paris <> Languedoc auront pour origine-terminus la gare de Nîmes. Par ailleurs, certains TGV Province <> Languedoc auront pour origine-terminus la gare de Lyon Part Dieu. Tous ces TGV ouvriront tardivement à la vente.
Paris <> Burgundy-Franche-Comte, eastern France
Until 26 May 2017
TGV services on the Paris <> Dijon and other stations in Burgundy-Franche-Comte routes are subject to changes and cancellations until 26 May 2017 due to engineering works between Aisy and Dijon. You can
TGV Atlantique, eastern France
9 - 11 June 2017
Engineering works are taking place near Massy TGV from the 9 to 11 June, inclusive. The engineering works will affect several services including:
- Marseille <> Le Havre
- Strasbourg / Lille <> Rennes / Nantes
- Montpellier / Marseille / Lyon <> Rennes / Nantes
- Strasbourg / Lille <> Bordeaux
- Le Croisic / Nantes / Quimper / Rennes <> Lille / Strasbourg
- Le Havre <> Marseille
Toulouse <> Hendaye
6 - 30 June 2017
Engineering works are taking place between Tarbes and Bayonne and services are subject to changes. You
Lyon <> Toulouse, Paris <> Languedoc Roussillon, southwestern France
Engineering works are taking place and services between Lyon <> Toulouse and Paris <> Languedoc Roussillon are subject to changes. You
To/from Lyon Parrache
Engineering works are taking place at Lyon Parrache station and services will start/terminate at Lyon Part-Dieu station on certain dates in June. You
Renfe-SNCF services between France and Spain
May, June and August 2017
Renfe-SNCF are subject to changes and cancellations. Details of the changes can be found in our article France/Spain: Renfe-SNCF trains missing in spring & summer.
TGV Lyria services between France and Switzerland
Until 28 July 2017
TGV Lyria services on the Paris <> Basel / Zurich / Bern and the Paris <> Lausanne / Neuchâtel routes are subject to changes and cancellations until 28 July 2017 due to engineering works in the Mulhouse and Djion regions.
TGV Lyria services on the Genève <> Marseille / Nice and Paris <> Genève are are subject to changes and cancellations until 25 June 2017.
TGV services between France and Italy
TGV services between France and Italy
Thello services between France and Italy
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What to do if you think your journey will be affected
If you have tickets on trains which are affected, refunds and exchanges are only permitted as per fare conditions. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We recommend checking the status of your train using the SNCF's departure board on the SNCF website prior to travel. Some more information (in French) and some useful tools can be found here (Please note that these services are provided by the operator and cannot be guaranteed by Loco2):
- Up-to-date train traffic
- Live journey planner for journeys within the next 12hrs
- Call the SNCF hotline
If you have tickets for onward travel on trains which are scheduled to run as normal, refunds and exchanges are only permitted as per fare conditions.
What to do if you experience a delay
If you experience a delay to your journey, please speak to staff on the train or at the station who are likely to have the most up to date information about how to proceed.
If your journey is delayed you should seek to have your ticket validated by a member of staff as proof of delay as this will ease your passage on subsequent services. Please retain all tickets for the duration of your journey, and keep them until you return home. If you incur any unavoidable additional costs (new tickets, taxis) you should keep all receipts; these may be used as the basis for a claim upon your return.
We are sorry for any disruption in your travel. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.