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Great Britain: Flooded tunnels near London stop Eurostar trains

Great Britain: Flooded tunnels near London stop Eurostar trains

Closed due to flooded railway tunnel London Several train connections between continental Europe and the British capital have been cancelled. Over time, operating company Eurostar has phased out all connections from Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam to London and vice versa.

According to train operator South Eastern Railway, the flooded section of the route consists of two tunnels running under the Thames at Ebbsplit station in Kent. Both were closed due to flooding. The Met Office of the British Met Office has issued weather warnings for rain, snow and ice for much of the country.

Saturday afternoon Confident Southeastern Railway told X that all Eurostar connections from London St Pancras, Stratford and Ebbsfleet have been canceled and that Eurostar has apologized to passengers. British media reported on frustrated commuters at St Pancras train station in London.

A spokesman for the company responsible for maintaining the Eurotunnel said pumps and tankers were on site and the water level was slowly receding. “We understand how frustrating this is for passengers and apologize for the inconvenience caused at such a critical time of the year,” he added.

It was the second disruption to London-to-London rail services under the English Channel in ten days. Train services resumed a good week ago after an undeclared strike by French staff at subway operator Getlink ended just before Christmas. Eurostar cancels 30 trains due to strike