Strike action in France forces Eurostar cancellations

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Eurostar services have been cancelled due to industrial action in France

Industrial action in France is affecting Eurostar services today and tomorrow.

Trains between Paris and London which pass through Ashford International have been cancelled.

On the Paris to London route today, they are the services leaving the French capital at 8.07am, 1.04pm and 4.37pm – French time.

The London to Paris services affected today are those leaving St Pancras at 5.01pm and 6.31pm.

Tomorrow, the cancelled London to Paris services are the 7.28am and the 5.01pm. Coming back to the UK, the cancelled services had been due to leave Paris at 6.43am and 8.43am.

Eurostar says 80% of services remain unaffected.

Industrial action in France began in April and is due to last until June with further disruption to Eurostar next month.

Drivers from the SNCF, the state-owned French railway company, are protesting against President Macron’s phase out of staff’s “special status” which offers workers a job-for-life guarantee, 28 paid days holiday a year and retirement at 52.

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