Bad weather forces Eurostar to scrap half Thursday's trains

1st December 2010, Comments 0 comments

About half of Eurostar train services between Paris and London, and London and Brussels, will be cancelled on Thursday because of bad weather, a spokeswoman told AFP.

Seven return trains between London and Paris will be cancelled, and five between London and Brussels, the spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Cancellations will affect trains scheduled early in the morning and late in the evening, the company said.

"Travellers who wish to complete their journeys are invited to arrive at their departure station as normal where they will be allocated a seat on the next available service," the company said in a statement.

Eurostar said precautionary speed restrictions resulted in delays of around 90 minutes to its service on Wednesday, causing the cancellation of six trains between London and the two cities.

Wintery conditions have caused widespread transport disruption in Europe, with Britain heavily hit.

© 2010 AFP

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