SNCF.  A major project carried out “in record time” on the Paris-Caen-Cherbourg line

SNCF. A major project carried out “in record time” on the Paris-Caen-Cherbourg line

Major works are underway on the Paris-Caen-Cherbourg (Manche) line. (©Jean-Paul BARBIER/La Manche Press)

Since August 16, 2022on line Paris-Caen-Cherbourg (Sleeve), modernization and maintenance work take place in Mezidon (Calvados), in the total amount of the investment 2.2 million euros.

and weekend of September 17 and 18, 2022and a crucial step This project was completed as three switches were replaced. If this work usually takes place at night, a hundred agents of SNCF he was forced to shift more than 50 hours to make this exchange.

Ends October 14th

They also took the opportunity to restore the tracks in the area. To facilitate the work of agents, operation was temporarily suspended on the line from 11.45pm on Friday to 5.40am on Monday, and in order to no longer affect users, the service ran concurrently with other planned work on the axis Paris-Caen-Cherbourg.

“This work, carried out in record time, thanks to the mobilization of SNCF Réseau teams, is a great example of our industrial know-how. The replacement of these three switches helps to strengthen the long-term performance of the line,” comments Vincent Palix, Regional Director of SNCF Réseau Normandie. As a reminder, these work ends on October 14 next.

158 million euros will be invested in more than thirty construction sites in Normandy in 2022.

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