Eurostar trains disrupted by faulty power cable during one of its busiest weeks

A faulty overhead power cable has left thousands of passengers stranded on trains for up to nine hours overnight, during one of Paris’ busiest weeks. 

Eurostar were forced to cancel services leaving thousands of passengers – including catwalk models that are trying to get to the French capital for Paris Fashion Week – with major disruptions to their travels. 

Yesterday four trains services were cancelled during the disruptions, and delays were expected throughout the day on other services. 

Angry passengers took to Twitter to rant about their disrupted journeys. 

Model Poppy Delevingne, tweeted that she was ‘deliriously tired’ following an eight-hour journey. 

In a response to fellow model Laura Bailey she said: ‘cheese and ham toasties are better on the Eurostar LB. The only plus. Been sitting on the track for four hours #cabinfashionfever’. 

She then continued: “Blew a kiss to the receptionist at my hotel as he gave me my key. He looked scared. So would I be. Deliriously tired. Snore #8houreurostar’. 

The former face of Marks and Spencers: Laura Bailey wrote: 

Less conspiracy theories. More wine and cheese… and Paris before breakfast please. #eurostar’. 

However designer Henry Holland was less impressed by Eurostar after tweeting: ‘Eurostar DISASTER’. 

Eurostar, in a message to travellers apologised for ‘any inconvenience caused’ and announced that passengers who were on cancelled Eurostar services have now been reallocated onto other services. 

The company have advised passengers to check the website for any updates.

Due to the delays passenger Ryan Armstrong missed his connecting flight to Amsterdam. 

He said: “We were basically on the train for nine hours. We hardly moved; there was a lot of standing still. At one point the power was cut so we couldn’t see anything or get any information”.

Article by Charlee Greenhalgh