A driver left his train at a station in the south of France and went home. He was found to have departed later than planned due to problems loading the train and stopped the train because his working time was up.
🇨🇵 [FLASH] – Le conducteur du train estime avoir fait ses heures, il abandonne un train de fret chargé de blindés du 31e régiment du génie de #Castelsarrasin, en gare de #Libourne.
Les gendarmes ont passé une partie de leur soirée à comprendre pourquoi ce train était abandonné. pic.twitter.com/hwDbrcd1HO
— La Plume Libre (@LPLdirect) July 7, 2019
The freight train loaded with armored tanks from a regiment taking part in the military parade of July 14 in Paris, stopped unannounced at Libourne station, northeast of Bordeaux. The train was on its way to a marshalling yard in Bègles, where the journey to Paris would continue the next morning.
The French railway company SNCF was not aware of the action of the driver and called the police surprised about the stranded train in Libourne. To the great relief of the SNCF, a colleague was quickly available to continue driving the train and other trains were not bothered by the incident. It is not known whether the SNCF has reprimanded the driver.
Un conducteur d’une compagnie privée abandonne un train de fret transportant les blindés du 31e régiment de Castelsarrasin en gare de Libourne. Motif : il avait fait ses heures. Et après on va nous dire que l’ouverture à la concurrence c’est mieux ! #SNCF https://t.co/bYCUH4mSJI
— Thomas Portes ✊ (@Portes_Thomas) July 7, 2019