PARIS, 3 JULY - A strong storm yesterday damaged the high-speed rail line between France and Italy, in Savoy, causing a flow of mud on the tracks.
For "several weeks" the line between Saint-Jean de Maurienne and Modane - announced the French company SNCF - will remain closed. These are high-speed trains - 3 per day - that run between Paris and Milan, Italian 'Thello' and TER (regional), as well as numerous freight trains between the two countries.
The last train, a freight train that was to enter France, was sent back to Milan and a 'Thello' that was to pass through the region after 9:00 pm was diverted to Dijon.
The passengers of a regional in the direction of Chambery were taken on a replacement bus.