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 

You can find more information about the disruptions here, and we recommend checking the status of your train on the SNCF website prior to travel. 

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. 

SNCF states:

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  find details of the changes here, and we recommend checking the status of your train on the SNCF website prior to travel.

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

You  can  find   details of the changes here, and we recommend checking the status of your train on the SNCF website prior to travel.

Toulouse <> Hendaye

6 - 30 June 2017

Engineering works are taking place between Tarbes and Bayonne and services are subject to changes. You  can  find   details of the changes from 6 - 18 June here and from 19 - 30 June here. We recommend checking the status of your train on the SNCF website prior to travel.

Lyon <> Toulouse, Paris <> Languedoc Roussillon, southwestern France

June 2017

Engineering works are taking place and services between Lyon <> Toulouse and Paris <> Languedoc Roussillon are subject to changes. You  can  find   details of the changes here and we recommend checking the status of your train on the SNCF website prior to travel.

To/from Lyon Parrache

June 2017

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  can  find   details of the changes here and we recommend checking the status of your train on the SNCF website prior to travel.

International services

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. 

You can find details of the changes here, and we recommend checking the status of your train on the SNCF website and TGV Lyria website prior to travel.

TGV services between France and Italy

August 2017

TGV services between France and Italy  are  subject to changes and cancellations in August 2017. Details of the changes can be found in our article France/Italy: Engineering works affecting TGV in August.

Thello services between France and Italy

Throughout 2017

Thello services between France and  Italy  are  subject to changes and cancellations until the end of 2017. Details of the changes can be found in our article Italy/France: Engineering works affecting Thello services.

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 hello@loco2.com 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):

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.

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