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. Le Havre - Marseille 

Direct TGV INOUI between Le Havre and Marseille may be limited on certain dates, with traffic originating / terminating at Versailles. You can check this by selecting "Versailles" as the departure or arrival station.

TGV 5376/7 (Marseille 3:36 p.m. - Le Havre 10:03 p.m.) and TGV 5316/7 (Le Havre 7:53 a.m. - Marseille 2:18 p.m.) will be strongly impacted by the works from Monday June 28 to Thursday September 10 from Monday to Thursday (renewal of tracks and ballasts between Le Havre and Rouen, works in Epone for the Eole project). They will be deleted when the work takes place in Ile de France or will circulate between Marseille and Rouen when the work takes place in Normandy.

2. Works in Marseille station

The renewal work on the track equipment in Marseille and in the St Louis tunnel will take place from March 29 to July 11. Some TGVs could see their schedules and services modified from March 29 to July 4.

3. Works in Lyon station

Work on the Matisse (Nice) route will begin on May 17 and end in 2022. The detailed consequences have not yet been determined. This work may cause traffic interruptions in the area.

4. Works in Angers station

Tracks modernization works are being carried out at Angers from Monday May 17 to Friday July 2, 2021. During this period, travel time extensions are to be expected.

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.