After 24 hours of closure, the station finally reopened on Friday, thanks to work carried out by technical teams to repair a frozen pipe which had given way, flooding the gains and ventilation of the station.
The Marengo-SNCF station, located on line A of the Toulouse metro, is once again served since Friday morning, December 17. Tisséo announces it on its website and on social networks.
On the night of Wednesday to Thursday, a cast iron drinking water pipe, which was to be renewed next year, cracked due to frost. The rupture of this pipeline caused the closure of the Marengo metro station and the Marengo-SNCF bus station. In question: water would have infiltrated the technical and ventilation gains, requiring the expertise of the Tisséo teams in order to reopen the station as soon as possible. Line A was cut for a good part of the day Thursday between Jean-Jaures and Balma. Traffic was able to resume around 1 p.m. but Marengo station remained closed until Friday morning. “We inform you that the safety checks at the resumption of the line have been carried out”, wrote Tisséo.
A few hours after the incident, the Véolia Eau teams were dispatched. In order to repair the pipeline, a hole of nearly two meters was dug in the roadway, in order to repair the pipeline. Access to Boulevard Marengo was blocked until the end of the afternoon. Traffic was disrupted, traffic jams formed throughout the day. The hole was filled around 4 p.m.