By Maxence Dourlen
No return to normal this Wednesday, July 6, 2022 for the Toulouse metro. While metro traffic has been interrupted since this morning, following a fire at the level from Patte d’Oie stationTisséo indicates, in a press release published shortly after 5 p.m., that the situation will be restored tomorrow Thursday, July 7, 2022.
An electric arc at the origin of the breakdown
“It was an electric arc that caused a general breakdown on lines A and B, said Jean-Michel Lattes, President of Tisséo Collectivités and Tisséo Ingénierie. We have set up a crisis unit to quickly find out more about the situation. »
A sixty firefighters intervened on the scene, around 9 a.m., to secure the area and evacuate the various metro ramps. The electric arc occurred on the track as a train passed just before the gooseneck station (line A) and produced a release of smoke and complete safety of the system.
Eight people taken care of by firefighters
“This incident damaged the security connection cables depending on the command post for the piloting of lines A and B, a guide bar and an insulator”, specifies Tisséo.
“All of the Tisséo Voyageurs teams and the emergency services intervened quickly to calmly allow the evacuation of the passengers. Eight people inconvenienced by the release of smoke were taken care of and were able to leave after an assessment carried out by the firefighters.”
“The Tisséo team is currently working on restoring the damaged facilities, which however requires heavy intervention at the level of the guide bar and electrical harnesses, and plan a reopening of lines A and B tomorrow Thursday, July 7,” says Tisséo.
An overloaded surrogate network
Tisséo Voyageurs quickly set up a replacement bus network so as not to have too much of an impact on the daily lives of thousands of network passengers.
Lines that have been taken over by travellers. In addition to a particularly long wait, the buses are simply linked. A hard blow for network users on this very hot day.
As a reminder, line 14 connects Basso Cambo and Balma-Gramont (Line A). For line B, lines 33 and 34 are used up to Ramonville.
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