Today I'm leaving Bilbao and Spain for my next destination - France. My initial plan was to take Renfe train from Bilbao to Hendaye, but due to railway works it would not be possible to take the train I had planned from Hendaye to Bordeaux. The railway works is between Irun and Astigarraga, where Adif is installing a third rail allowing the standard gauge operations between France and Spain. Unfortunately, the work will continue until summer next year.
EMU900 trains from CAF
Latour-De-Carol and Cerbère.
electrical fault at Montparnasse station in Paris, which caused massive train delays and cancellation for most part of western France. The few trains that still operated were full with passengers sitting on the floor. During my next days in France I will experience some of that problem.