France: Delays & disruptions

Engineering works are happening in France. Major disruptions are listed below, You can check the status of a train using SNCF's departure board.


Current disruption

Widespread engineering and maintenance works are currently happening in France. The most important incidents are listed below, but please visit SNCF's Traffic info page for a list of all the ongoing disruptions.

1. Paris Gare de l'Est station: interrupted traffic from January 14 to 16.

From January 14 evening to January 16 inclusive, your TGV will not serve the Paris-Est station but the Paris-Nord station, close to 500m.

2. Atlantic High Speed Line: modifications scheduled from January to July 2022.

On Sundays January 16, 23 and 30, 2022, travel time extensions are expected on the Atlantic High Speed Line.
From Monday 7 to Friday 18 February, the TGV Pays-de-la-Loire will depart or terminate in St Nazaire.
The weeks from Monday 14 to Friday 25 March and from Monday 28 March to Friday 8 April, some TGV Paris Brest will depart or terminate in Rennes.
On the weekends of March 12 and 13 as well as April 16 and 17, 2022, TGVs departing from or going to Toulouse will depart or terminate at Bordeaux or Agen. Replacement buses will be put in place for connections to and from Toulouse.
From Monday March 14 to Sunday April 24, 2022, TGV Paris Rennes will not serve Le Mans station.
From Monday 11 to Sunday 17 April 2022, the St-Pierre-des-Corps station will not be accessible.

From Monday March 21 to Sunday July 10, 2022, a journey time of 3 minutes on average is planned for all TGV province - Paris, on arrival at Paris-Montparnasse station.

What to do if you experience a delay

Please speak to staff on the train or at the station if you are delayed. They will have the most up to date information and can tell you what to do. Also, ask the staff to stamp your ticket with proof of delay. This will make it easier for you to travel on later trains.

Keep all of your tickets until you return home. They can be used to submit a claim to the rail operator if you incur any unavoidable additional costs (new tickets, taxis).

For more information, please see our Help article: What happens if I miss my connection. If you need to submit a claim, see: Submitting a claim to SNCF.

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.

Please note that this information is provided by the rail operator and cannot be guaranteed by Rail Europe UK.