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28 May 2019 | 06:38 PM UTC

France: Residual rail disruptions expected at Lyon-Perrache station May 28 /update 1

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Police reopen Lyon-Perrache station after suspicious object prompts evacuation May 28; residual transportation disruptions anticipated over coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Lyon-Perrache station

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Event

Residual disruptions to rail services are to be expected at Lyon-Perrache station in central Lyon (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region) on Tuesday evening (local time), May 28. Security forces had ordered the evacuation of the train station at 18:30 following reports of a suspicious object; police subsequently cleared the station without incident as of 20:30.

According to the SNCF, significant delays to trains are to be anticipated as service resumes at the station. 

A heightened security presence and residual rail disruptions are to be expected over the coming hours.

Context

Police ordered the evacuation of Lyon-Perrache station at 18:30 (local time) on May 28 following the discovery of a suspicious package. The SNCF temporarily suspended all trains traveling via the station during the security operation. 

Advice

Individuals in Lyon are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate residual rail delays, cancelations, and congestion, and maintain a flexible itinerary.

 

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