Yesterday, we had the 14th incident management TelCo after the landslide occurred in the Maurienne Valley (Savoie) on August 27th: 15,000 m³ of rocks fell from the cliff.
Since then, the railway line and the RD 1006 have been inaccessible due to the damage caused and the persistent risk of falling rocks. Traffic on the A43 is possible on 2 lanes instead of the usual 4.
For this incident, Med RFC acts as coordinating RFC and organises the telcos with the participation of all the involved IMs/ABs and other relevant stakeholders.
During yesterday’s meeting, Béatrice Leloup, Territorial Director of SNCF Réseau in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, summarised to the group the works already performed and to come to secure the site and restore the line.
➡ Under the coordination of the Department of Savoie, a first stage of securing the site was carried out in the fall.
➡ SNCF Réseau is currently clearing the Brèche railway gallery using radio-controlled machines.
➡ At the same time, the Department of Savoie is continuing to secure the Praz cliff.
Mrs Leloup explained that the situation is exceptional and complicated, and all the actors ensured maximum collaboration.
The work for securing the site will allow technical teams to intervene at the foot of the cliff without risk. As soon as they are completed, in the fall of 2024, work to rehabilitate the railway gallery and the railway tracks will be able to start.
According to the analysis performed so far by SNCF Réseau, the tunnel was not damaged, and the risk of collapse is very marginal.
According to the forecasted timeline presented by SNCF Réseau, railway works shall be performed in October/November 2024, leading to the line reopening in November 2024.