A major logistical challenge
Upon request from the French Department of Health, our first TGV was chartered on March 26 in order to transport patients in intensive care from heavily affected regions in the East to the West.
We have since been transferring numerous sick people across France in order to ease the pressure on the hospitals in the most saturated areas, i.e. the Grand Est and Great Paris regions.
patients have been transferred since the launch of the medical TGVs
Preparing the rolling stock, securing the trains, welcoming the nursing staff aboard, controlling the power supply… Each transfer requires a thorough organization. Around 200 people are hard at work in order to move severely ill patients safely.
Find out how our trains are being transformed into moving ICUs in the following video.
Video : Dans les coulisses du TGV médicalisé
transfers by medical TGVs since the beginning of the pandemic
people are required for each transfer
hours are needed to prepare these special trains
oxygen tanks in each train