Wednesday, February 21

Eurostar to Paris cancelled due to French strike action



Scores of Eurostar trains between London and Paris have been cancelled this morning due to strikes in France.

Eurostar is running a reduced timetable linking the two capitals until December 12 as French trade unions called for mass protests over pension reform.

On Monday morning cancellations were announced, with the 5.40am, 9.22am and 10.24am trains not running.
Over the weekend, a number of services were cancelled including the 11.31am, 1.31pm and 2.22pm journeys from London St Pancras to Paris Gard du Nord.

Nearly a third of all workers were on strike on Friday, including 87 per cent of train drivers.

In a statement, Eurostar said: “Trade Unions in France have called for a nationwide general strike from 5 December 2019.

The strike action will impact our ability to deliver the usual timetable as we expect disruption to signalling along all routes.

As a result, we will now run a reduced timetable till December 12.