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Eurostar urges passengers to avoid travelling until after Wednesday

by Sarah Dunsby
18th Mar 19 12:35 pm

Cross Channel operator, Eurostar are urging passengers to avoid travelling until after Wednesday, unless your journey is “absolutely necessary.”

Eurostar has warned the French authorities have started more industrial action, that led to huge queues over the weekend and again on Monday.

Eurostar said in a statement, “French customs officers at Paris Gare du Nord continue to take part in industrial action.

“As a result, the regular pre-departure security checks are taking longer than usual, and this is causing delays on departure in Paris.

“We are very sorry for the inconvenience this is causing passengers, and to provide as much flexibility as possible we are offering a free exchange or refund to any passenger who would prefer to postpone their trip.”

On Monday morning huge queues began to build for Eurostar passengers in Paris, over the ongoing industrial action by French customs staff.

Earlier this month, passengers experienced severe delays along with huge queues at Gare du Nord station in Paris, as French customs staged “Brexit style” security checks.

Eurostar trains were delayed by almost two hours, one border guard said, “This will be what it is like after Brexit. Back to 1970s.”

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