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Eurostar trains from London have been cancelled as more extreme weather in the wake of Storm Gerrit disrupts travel plans.

No high-speed services are expected to run between Ebbsfleet International, in Kent, and London St Pancras International today because a tunnel under the Thames is flooded.

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Eurostar, which runs services from London to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, said services from the capital have been cancelled “until the end of the day” and apologised to customers for the impact to their travel plans.

A railway tunnel has flooded near Ebbsfleet International Station. Pic: Southeastern Rail
A railway tunnel has flooded near Ebbsfleet International Station. Pic: Southeastern Rail

The flooding, in tunnels near Ebbsfleet International, is also disrupting Southeastern Railway trains and the operator said no services will run between Ebbsfleet and St Pancras until at least midday.

Simon Calder, travel editor for The Independent, told Sky News thousands of passengers are arriving at St Pancras and “finding out they are going nowhere”.

“Many desperate people are paying hundreds of pounds for flights, others are planning to get the bus,” he said.

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Eurostar travellers on travel chaos

Newlyweds Christopher and Nicole Carrera had planned to spend New Year’s Eve at Disneyland Paris but their plans have been thrown into chaos by the cancellations.

Mrs Carrera, from New York, said: “We’ve been in London since Wednesday and we wanted to leave today because we were actually supposed to go to Disney Paris tomorrow for New Year’s Eve.

“So obviously those plans our ruined because now we won’t get into Paris tomorrow until about 6pm. So we’re just going to walk around the city (Paris) tomorrow when we get…

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This notice was published: 2023-12-29 15:08:00

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