Some Eurostar London-Brussels trains to resume Monday

22nd February 2010, Comments 0 comments

Eurostar trains between London and Brussels suspended following a deadly crash in Belgium will resume a third of its services Monday but will not return to normal for more than a week, the company announced.

BRUSSELS - Three trains a day will be running in each direction instead of the usual nine, taking a diversionary route which will lengthen journey time by 50 minutes, the Eurostar website said.

A coach shuttle service between Lille in France and Brussels set up in the wake of the collision betweeen two commuter trains south of the Belgian capital which killed 18 people on Monday will continue to run, it said.

Services will remain disrupted at least until March 2, the announcement said, adding that no new bookings will be accepted before February 27.

Passengers who reserved earlier should check to see if they are booked on a train or a coach between Lille and Brussels, Eurostar said. Those who would prefer to cancel or postpone their journeys could have their tickets redated or refunded.

Eurostars between London and Paris are operating normally.


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