French national strike causes Eurostar and flight cancellations

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Thousands of trains and hundreds of flights were cancelled due to the French national strike that began last week.

French workers are protesting against planned pension reforms and the ensuing stoppages have meant that travellers have had to change or postpone their travel plans.

So far 80 Eurostar services between London and France, Belgium and the Netherlands have been cancelled affecting more than 50,000 passengers.

Today Eurostar has released a warning that between 9th and 12th December their services will be severely disrupted. Around 30,000 passengers are affected.

At present eight London-Paris trains have been cancelled on Wednesday, and a further five on Thursday.

NOTE: Passengers whose trains are cancelled can exchange or refund their tickets within 60 days.

The Foreign Office is warning of “cancellations and severe delays to train, Metro, bus and tram services”. 

“International rail services such as those to the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Germany may also be affected. Industrial action at ports may cause delays and cancellations to some cross-Channel ferry services.”

However, the only ferry disruptions were on the  DFDS services and these were weather related on the Newhaven-Dieppe crossing and a technical failure that hit some overnight ferries between Dover and Calais.

 





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French national strike causes Eurostar and flight cancellations