September 24, 2022

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Thales travelers in darkness for hours after the train ran out of electricity |  Halley

Thales travelers in darkness for hours after the train ran out of electricity | Halley

HalleyRegular train traffic and rail traffic on the express line were affected by two accidents in Halle on Tuesday evening.

At about 7 pm, one of the signals on the track near Halle malfunctioned. As a result, the trains had to run slower and there was a delay of up to half an hour. “Our teams immediately started solving problems,” says Thomas Paikin, spokesperson for the Infrabel Rail Manager. “During the evening, everything will return. So there will be no consequences for the trains when they resume on Wednesday morning.”

A little later in the evening, there was a second accident, this time on a high-speed line in Halle. When one of the Thalys on its way from Paris to Amsterdam passed through Halle, an error occurred in switching from the high-speed line to the regular railway. As a result, the power was cut off from Thalys. “The problem was not with the overhead wires, but with the train itself,” says Beiken. “He was held up for fifty minutes because of this – which of course wasn’t fun for the travelers.”

The passengers sat in the dark for some time due to the falling darkness. Because of the Thalys issue, TGV has also been banned for a while. When the power supply was restored less than an hour later, both trains could continue in the direction of Brussels.