Eurostar DOWN: Scores of trains between London and Paris cancelled due to strikes

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EUROSTAR trains between London and Paris have been cancelled due to strikes in France.

Eurostar trains between London and Paris have been cancelled due to strike action in France. French trade unions called for mass protests and strikes over pension reform that have brought travel chaos and closed schools to continue into next week.

The strikes have hit transport networks the hardest as workers are seeking to pile more pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron.

Nearly a third of all workers were on strike on Friday, including 87 percent of train drivers.

Eurostar said it was running a reduced timetable on its train services linking Paris and London until December 10.

On Sunday, the 11.31am train from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord was cancelled – so were the 1.31pm and 2.22pm journeys.

There have been cancellations for trains on Monday morning as well.

The 5.40am train to Paris have been cancelled alongside the 9.22am and 10.24am trains.

Later in the day the 4.31pm, 6.01pm, 7.01pm and 8.01pm trains have been cancelled.

In a statement, Eurostar said: “Trade Unions in France have called for a nationwide general strike from 5 December 2019.

“The strike action will impact our ability to deliver the usual timetable as we expect disruption to signalling along all routes.

“As a result, we will now run a reduced timetable till December 12.”

Calais Frethun station will be closed on December 7, 8 and 9, but it will be possible to board or disembark in Lille Europe with your current ticket, Eurostar wrote on its website.

To check if your train is cancelled click HERE.

There will also be major disruption to Metro and RER services in Paris and connecting trains to all destinations within France.

Can you get a refund on cancelled trains?

If you are booked on a cancelled train, you can exchange or refund your ticket.

You have up to 60 days from the date of your journey to exchange or refund your ticket.

If you are booked to travel on a train up until December 12, you can also choose to postpone your journey free of charge.

Eurostar said: “As the situation is now clearer, exchanges during the strike period are possible, although availability is very limited.

“We do still advise that you travel outside the strike period.

“Should you choose to travel we would ask you to check the likely impact for your journey, including any onward connection, before making your exchange.”

For information on any SNCF connecting journeys check your train for any updates.

For RER and Metro journeys within Paris you can check for updates HERE.

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