Eurotunnel canceled due to storm in the United Kingdom – DW – 12/30/2023

Eurostar company It runs trains linking the United Kingdom to Europe via the EurotunnelIt was announced today, Saturday (12/30/2023). Cancellation of your services to and from London Because a road on her highway was closed due to the storm.

“Because of A Infrastructure problem On the nearby highway London“We are forced to cancel some trains to and from London,” Eurostar Group wrote.

The problem appeared near Ebbsfleet International Station (east of London), in a tunnel under the River Thames, which was flooded with water. As a result of the storm of rain and wind that the United Kingdom is witnessing these days.

So far at least 14 services have already been suspended ParisBrussels and Amsterdam, and although Eurostar said it was “working hard” to restore connectivity, it warned there would be long delays.

Eurostar offers travelers three possibilities: change their train to another day, cancel their reservation and request a voucher valid for 12 months, or cancel the trip and receive a refund.

Meanwhile, the British Met Office issued warnings of rain, snow and ice on Saturday in large areas of the United Kingdom. In fact, “flooding between Ebbsfleet International and London St Pancras International stations caused the closure of all lines,” British train operator South Eastern said on its website, explaining that “disruptions are expected until the end of the day.” She added, according to what was reported by Agence France-Presse.

On December 21, at the start of the Christmas holidays, Eurostar passengers had already had to deal with a total of 30 trains canceled due to a surprise strike that paralyzed traffic in the tunnel under the English Channel. Distribution resumed on December 22 thanks to the agreement reached in negotiations between the unions and the group's management.55.75% owned by the French public railway company SNCF.

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