At the trial of the train accident in Brétigny, the lack of speed limit and the maintenance in question

The day after the train accident in Brétigny-sur-Orge (Essonne), south of Paris, on July 12, 2013. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP Despite the technicality of the discussions, the exchanges have hardened, in the courtroom of the criminal court of Evry (Essonne), in this fourth week of the trial of the derailment of the Paris-Limoges train, July … Read more

The atomic physicist who lost “the biggest secret on the planet” in a train bathroom (and the mystery of where it ended up)

Roger Hermiston * The BBC HistoryExtra 7 hours image source, Getty Images Caption, Albert Einstein, Hideki Yukawa, and John Archibald Wheeler in conversation at Princeton, 1954. On the morning of Wednesday, January 7, 1953, atomic physicist John Archibald Wheeler stood on tiptoe in a train bathroom toilet to peer into the cubicle next door, where … Read more

The Paris-Aurillac night train back “within two years”, promises Jean Castex

SNCF employees work on the Paris-Nice night train on May 20, 2021, the day it was returned to service – after being stopped since December 2017. ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP The Prime Minister announced it at the end of October without giving a deadline. Jean Castex has promised the relaunch of the Paris-Aurillac night train, … Read more

Candidates scramble to train in bicycle repair

The number of CNPC cycle operator training in Seine-Saint-Denis almost doubled between 2019 and 2021. IVAN MATHIE/CNPC This is called an atypical profile. HGV instructor in a driving school, Nicolas Hémard, 33, is also trained in the basics of bicycle repair. “We tend to pit motorists against cyclists, as if we had to choose sides”, … Read more

it will finally be possible to eat or drink “quickly” on the train

Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on December 27 that the consumption of drinks and food would be “prohibited in public transport” from January 3, 2022. GONZALO FUENTES / REUTERS There is the rule and there is the exception. It is still possible to eat and drink ” quickly “ in case of need in public … Read more