For eight days, site visitors has been interrupted on trains and roads between France and Italy after the rockslide within the Maurienne valley in Savoie. Native transport firms and railway firms bear the brunt of this with day by day losses of as much as 40,000 euros.
On August 27, a quantity of roughly 700 million m3 of rocks broke away from the mountain within the Maurienne valley, obstructing the A43 and the railway axis between France and Italy. Since then, site visitors has been interrupted. Eight days after the landslide in Savoie, the financial penalties are already being felt, beginning with transport firms in Rhône-Alpes.
The Fréjus tunnel, a significant freeway between France and Italy, has been closed to site visitors in each instructions for heavy items autos because the landslide.
40,000 euros of day by day losses
Most vans due to this fact make a detour by way of the Mont Blanc tunnel within the Chamonix valley, which will increase transit instances. Firms are due to this fact pressured to cut back the amount of transport they will perform at current. “On firms which have 80% of their turnover going by way of worldwide, we have now had some information the place carriers have introduced 40,000 euros in day by day losses”, underlines Sylvain Vandelle, secretary basic of the Nationwide Federation of Carriers roads in Savoie-Dauphiné.
A shortfall for the SNCF
The SNCF can be penalized by this landslide within the Maurienne. No extra trains run between France and Italy, on the historic line which passes by way of Modane in the direction of Italy, together with for the transport of products. A shortfall for SNCF Réseau which impacts tolls. “It’s nonetheless a non-negligible a part of the site visitors that passes by the rail mode: 3 to 4 million tonnes of products per 12 months”, laments Eric Fournier, the mayor of Chamonix.
SNCF can even have so as to add compensation to the invoice, as a result of the corporate will reimburse any canceled ticket. Similar factor for Trenitalia, which is able to reimburse vacationers underneath sure circumstances.