France: Thousands of passengers stranded in trains overnight due to power supply problem


Paris: Thousands of passengers were caught overnight in high-speed TGV trains due to electricity supply problems in South Western France. They were longing for water, food, and fresh air. Angry passengers reported their tragedy on the social network. Many shared pictures of children sleeping on the floor of the train, while many told how challenging it was to be wearing a mask for about 20 hours in a row.


Broadcaster France-Info reported that many people were evacuated from there for medical reasons. The National Railway Authority SNCF apologized on Monday for “several power supply incidents”. The problem of power supply started from Sunday afternoon, due to which the rail traffic in south western France came to a standstill and travel from there to Paris was interrupted. The trains stopped on the tracks at night, which also affected other routes.