Tuesday, September 15, Frank Lacroix, deputy director general for the territories of SNCF, presented the TER Grand Prix to the Normandy region, “For all of its achievements in terms of regional transport. “
The Grand Prix des Régions ceremony, organized by the magazine City, Rail & Transport, rewards the best initiatives of the regions in the development of public transport. Immediately, the award ceremony was announced on Twitter.
This announcement made Internet users laugh yellow. Some, like the Association for the Defense of Normand Rail Users (Adurn), even wondered if it was not a big joke.
– UsagerSNCF – #ADURN (@UsagersSNCF) September 15, 2020
And for good reason : the summer was very complicated on board the Norman trains , between breakdowns, delays, and train cancellations. As recently as yesterday, Tuesday September 15, the 8:12 p.m. train from Paris Saint-Lazare – Rouen is canceled because the SNCF did not have “The train necessary to ensure the departure of this train”. On the same line, this Wednesday, September 16, a new train was canceled (departing from Rouen, at 10:13 a.m.), for the same reason.
Faced with these many dysfunctions, Hervé Morin, exasperated president of the Region, even went so far as to sue SNCF Réseau.
@RegionNormandie winner of the 2020 TER Grand Prix of the Regions @VRTmag for all of its actions and transport policy. With all the Normans, we are only waiting for the benefits of our actions @SNCF pic.twitter.com/1yYlwfigMc
— Jean-Baptiste Gastinne (@JBGastinne) September 15, 2020
Jean-Baptiste Gastinne, vice-president of the Region, also left his little note on Twitter, where he declared: “With all the Normans, we are only waiting for the benefits of our actions”. He could not have said better …