Since the end of December, Travelers have been occupying a TAM relay car park.
As soon as they were expelled, they invested another.
The operator denounces "countless damage to existing infrastructure: electrical installations, metal structures, ground markings, anti-crossing templates, general unsanitary conditions..."
Users are deprived of 670 relay parking spaces, an essential device to allow the inhabitants of the urban area of Montpellier to reach the prefecture by leaving their car on the outskirts of the city.
This is a phenomenon that has been occurring regularly for several weeks.
The relay car parks of the TAM (Transports of the Montpellier conurbation), at the heart of the city's soft mobility system, have been regularly squatted for several weeks by travelers.
Free for subscribers, inexpensive for other users, they allow residents of the urban area of the Hérault prefecture to leave their car at the entrance to the city in order to encourage them to use public transport.
At the end of December, the Saint-Jean-le-Sec car park, near the terminus of line 2 in Saint-Jean-de-Védas, was invaded by several dozen caravans.
They left the premises on Sunday, following an eviction procedure.
But the 290 parking spaces are out of service.
The TAM evokes "countless damage to existing infrastructure: electrical installations, metal structures, markings on the ground, anti-crossing templates, general unsanitary..." The financial loss has not yet been determined, but it will be significant.
As soon as they are evicted, the caravans move into another park and ride
The relay car park is unusable as it is… just like that of Notre-Dame de Sablassou, located on this same line 2, in Castelnau-le-Lez.
As soon as they were expelled from Saint-Jean-de-Védas, the Travelers settled in this other 380-space relay car park.
The TAM has again lodged a complaint, for illegal occupation and deterioration of public property.
In the previous complaint, a month had passed before the opening of the eviction procedure.
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