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UK NewsParis train station power failure disrupts Eurostar traffic

16:25  26 july  2019
16:25  26 july  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Paris train station power failure disrupts Eurostar traffic © Provided by The Associated Press People wait at the St Pancras International train station to board the Eurostar in London, Friday, July 26, 2019. A power outage at one of France's busiest train stations is disrupting travel on the Eurostar to and from London and other routes around the region. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

PARIS (AP) — A power outage at one of France's busiest train stations disrupted travel Friday on the Eurostar to and from London and other routes around the region.

Eurostar urged passengers to avoid travel to or from Paris on Friday as workers fixed an overhead power line at the Gare du Nord train station.

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Eurostar said a power supply failure was to blame and advised against travelling. Hundreds of Eurostar passengers have been forced off a train in scorching heat after an overhead Services between London and Paris are not believed to be affected. Today's disruption is made worse by

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Two Eurostar trains have been canceled and others are facing delays. Thalys trains that serve Brussels and Amsterdam are also seeing delays, along with domestic routes.

Paris train station power failure disrupts Eurostar traffic © Provided by The Associated Press A member of Eurostar staff talks to people queueing for train services inside the Gare du Nord train station in Paris, Friday July 26, 2019. A power outage at one of France's busiest train stations is disrupting travel on the Eurostar to and from London and other routes around the region. Eurostar is urging passengers to avoid travel to or from Paris on Friday as workers fix an overhead power line at the Gare du Nord train station.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The power resumed Friday afternoon but the delays were expected to continue throughout the day, causing long lines in the London Eurostar terminal and on the Paris side.

Eurostar says rail service to and from Paris severely disrupted

Eurostar says rail service to and from Paris severely disrupted Eurostar says rail service to and from Paris severely disrupted

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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.

Paris train station power failure disrupts Eurostar traffic © Provided by The Associated Press People queue for train services inside the Gare du Nord train station in Paris, Friday July 26, 2019. A power outage at one of France's busiest train stations is disrupting travel on the Eurostar to and from London and other routes around the region. Eurostar is urging passengers to avoid travel to or from Paris on Friday as workers fix an overhead power line at the Gare du Nord train station.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

It's the latest transport trouble to hit Europe in high travel season, after an exceptional heat wave caused problems on the London subway and on train routes elsewhere.

Paris train station power failure disrupts Eurostar traffic © Provided by The Associated Press People queue for train services inside the Gare du Nord train station in Paris, Friday July 26, 2019. A power outage at one of France's busiest train stations is disrupting travel on the Eurostar to and from London and other routes around the region. Eurostar is urging passengers to avoid travel to or from Paris on Friday as workers fix an overhead power line at the Gare du Nord train station.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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