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Train services between Paris, London and Brussels halted after accident

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Train services between Paris, London and Brussels halted after accident
Photo: AFP
16:41 CEST+02:00
Train services between Paris, London and Brussels were disrupted by a failure on an overhead power line on Wednesday, delaying hundreds of passengers during a record heatwave.

According to network operator Infrabel, a Eurostar train bound for London tore down part of the cable support just outside the Belgian capital, blocking the high-speed line.

A Thalys service to Paris behind the Eurostar was also halted, and 300 passengers had to be transferred to another train to return to Brussels and await a replacement.

The 600 passengers on the Eurostar were given water and eventually taken back to Brussels, the Belga news agency said.

Thalys reports long delays on its Paris services.

 

Eurostar says that many services between London, Lille and Brussels were cancelled on Wednesday.

On Thursday the services were still listed as being severely disrupted from Brussels.

Anyone who has a ticket for those trains can either exchange it for a later date or ask for a refund.

 

 
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