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Eurostar services at Paris Gare du Nord 'severely disrupted' after electrical fault

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Eurostar services at Paris Gare du Nord 'severely disrupted' after electrical fault
Photo: AFP
12:47 CEST+02:00
An electrical failure in the Gare du Nord station in Paris hit all domestic and international high-speed trains including Eurostar and Thalys services, the French SNCF rail operator said on Friday. Eurostar passengers were advised not to travel.

Trains were set to resume at around 1pm, roughly two hours after the electrical supply problem was detected, but it likely there will be severe disruption to timetables.

International train services from Paris have already suffered major disruption this week after damage to the rail network just outside Brussels halted Eurostar services on Wednesday night.

The electrical fault left passengers scrambling for information.

Eurostar advised passengers not to travel because of the "severe disruption" caused by the "overhead power issue".

UPDATE: Due to an overhead power issue in Paris, our traffic to and from Paris is severely disrupted and we advise passengers not to travel and to rebook here -

Eurostar said no trains had been cancelled (as of 1pm) but that passengers who decided to continue with travel plans would face severe delays.

The electrical fault has also hit RER B services to and from Paris airports.

High temperatures in both Belgium and France have also lead to domestic and international trains being slowed down as a safety precaution.







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