Since yesterday afternoon, Saturday, November 9, an off-the-odd yard started at two steps from the ring road, east of Nantes. It involves laying a new 2,500 tonne rail bridge in 42 hours.
Exceptional operation this weekend on the side of the future Blottereau site of the SNCF, east of Nantes. Technicians and workers have 42 hours, the time of interruption of the train service between Nantes and Angers, to lay a new railway bridge of 2,500 tons and 40 m long and 10 m wide. It will provide access to cars by road as well as the passage of trains through the railroad tracks installed on the bridge.
From Monday, November 11, around 9:30, everything will be ready to allow the trains to borrow again this section. "For a week, the time to stabilize the tracks, the train traffic will simply be slowed to 40 km / h on this portion instead of the usual 120 km / h," explains Jean-Marie Garnier, project manager for SNCF Reseau.
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IN IMAGES, IN PICTURES. A 42-hour marathon yard to build a new bridgeOuest-France.fr