Eurostar cancels all Boxing Day trains

By Linsey McNeill
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All 43 Eurostar trains between London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam on Boxing Day have been cancelled.

Eurostar blamed the RMT strike action on 26 December as this will affect signalling on the high-speed line between London and Folkestone.

The line will be closed from 6pm on 24 December to 6am on 27 December.

The Independent estimates 20,000 travellers will have been booked on the now-cancelled trains.

Bertrand Gosselin, Chief Operations Officer at Eurostar, told the paper: “We know how important it is for our customers to be able to travel at this time of year, and as a business we always prioritise all services running over the festive period.

“We have left no stone unturned in our efforts to be granted access to the UK high-speed line on Boxing Day – as we have been on every other RMT strike day this year – and made it absolutely clear the impact this will have on those who were booked to travel.

“We share our customers’ frustration and disappointment and we will do all that we can to run extra services when the line is open to give passengers more flexibility.”

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