Toulouse: the two metro lines still at a standstill this Thursday morning after the fire in Patte-d’oie
The two Toulouse metro lines (A and B) are still at a standstill this Thursday morning after 24 hours of breakdown. A difficult day for many Toulouse residents deprived of the main public transport network of the Pink City. The breakdown follows the formation of an electric arc at the Patte-d’Oie station.
Due to an electrical problem affecting lines A and B of the metro, these are still interrupted in their entirety, this Thursday, July 7.
The Toulouse metro network experienced, this Wednesday, July 6, one of the biggest breakdowns in its history, following an electrical incident in the tunnel near the Patte-d’Oie station. From the start of the morning, lines A and B were stopped. Tisséo Voyageurs, which operates public transport in the agglomeration, visits, Wednesday evening, a normal resumption of the two lines from this Thursday, July 7 at 5:30 am, before rush hour. It was not the case.
“Shortly before 9 a.m., an electric arc that occurred on the track as a train passed just before the Patte-d’Oie station on line A was the cause of the incident and caused the release of smoke. and the complete securing of the system. This incident damaged the security connection cables depending on the command post to the piloting of lines A and B, a guide bar and an insulator”, explains Tisséo in a press release.
The Tisséo teams worked all night
Eight people inconvenienced by the release of smoke were taken care of and were able to repair after an assessment carried out by the firefighters.
“We do not yet have a precise explanation of the cause of this electric arc, explains to The Dispatch Nicolas Misiak, president of Tisséo Voyageurs. Surge or something else, it is too early to say but the obsolescence of the electrical equipment is not in question”, adds the manager of the public establishment operating the network, according to whom “all the Tisséo technical teams are on foot work and worked all night” to get back to work as soon as possible.
Substitute buses put in place
For the line Ayou can use line 14 which rests Basso Cambo in Balma-Gramont.
For the line B, line 34 is extended to Ramonville. Line L6 is extended to Paul Sabatier University. Substitute line 29 (Grand Rond – Borderouge) serves La Vache, Trois Cocus and Borderouge stations.
The Tisséo teams are in the process of intervention and ensure “to make every effort to restore the two lines as soon as possible”.