JDD, February 26, 2011 - About 40,000 passengershave suffered delays in the Rhone-Alpe after cables were cut near Albertville. Delays of three to five hours are expected.
This weekend the busiest holiday of February. This did not discourage the vandals who cut three power cables and signals near Albertville on the Chambery Bourg-Saint-Maurice line. Result: disrupted train traffic throughout the Rhone-Alpes region, with delays of three to five hours. According to the SNCF, 40,000 passengers would be affected.
Repairs have started but are still ongoing. SNCF is frequently the victim of theft of cables and vandalism. In this case, the rail operator refers to "an act of malice."