Strike where it hurts most !
Early in the morning of Wednesday 23rd a SNCF operational cabin went on fire in Vitry-sur-Seine. It’s not surprising because news of this kind can be often found in local tabloids. Technical incident, human error, overheating… or maybe arson. An action someone carried out for fun, maybe, or to give vent to their anger at one of the clogs of the world’s power machine, and not a minor one in this case! Maybe an action carried out on the spur of the moment, without planning it or knowing what was inside the cabin? Or an occurrence that would alarm railway operators and cops: the people who put fire knew very well what it was all about and its consequences?What we know about the fire comes from the press – that is to say the cops. And certainly the latter don’t like anyone to be too much interested in their business.As in the cabin there were machines that regulate railway traffic, its reactivation meant that the speed train lines serving the station of Austerlitz (near Vitry) had to be stopped; in fact there were no trains on Wednesday 23rd July and in part on the following day.