On the evening of December 30, local time, the “Eurostar” company issued a statement stating that the “Eurostar” train services from London to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, suspended due to tunnel flooding, will be fully resumed on the 31st. The “Eurostar” company stated that speed restrictions will be implemented on the morning of the 31st, which may cause train delays, and the stations are expected to be very busy.
According to the BBC, on December 30, due to flooding in the tunnel under the Thames River, the “Eurostar” train canceled all services to and from London’s St. Pancras International Station, causing thousands of people to miss the New Year’s trip. Affected. The Guardian reported that a total of 41 Eurostar trains were canceled. Eurostar said affected passengers were entitled to a full refund or booking change.
A video taken inside the flooded tunnel showed water pouring into the tracks from a pipe in the tunnel wall. Another video showed water pouring into a tunnel used by trains, completely covering the rails.
Thames Water, which sent a technician to support, said it believed the incident was caused by a fault in the fire protection system rather than a burst pipe.
The High-Speed Rail Line 1 (HS1) company that operates the railway said engineers worked through the night to drain the water, but the amount of water accumulated was “unprecedented.” The company said pumps and tanks removed water, and water levels fell. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.
A spokesman for HS1 added on the evening of the 30th: “We are doing everything possible to restore services, but this has proven to be challenging and takes time.” This is the second major incident on “Eurostar” in 10 days. The disruption comes after workers in France went on strike ahead of Christmas, halting train services.
In addition, services on Thameslink Railway have also been severely disrupted due to staff shortages. In addition, Northern Rail in England has also reduced services.
Recently, according to the British Meteorological Office, affected by Storm “Gerrit,” some areas of the UK experienced rainfall and strong winds. A yellow weather caution has been provided in England, a rains caution has been provided in Wales and a rainfall and snow caution has actually been provided in Scotland.
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