Eurostar International, a UK-based high-speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, has reported that its service to Brussels will be hampered by strike action called by workers in Belgium.
The train operator is likely to cancel its services from London to Brussels between 21.00 hours on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, and 21.00 hours on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, due to the impending industrial action.
The company statement said, ‘During this period of industrial action, Eurostar services to and from Brussels will terminate and commence at Lille Europe station.
Eurostar strongly recommends that all passengers travelling to or from Brussels on Wednesday, October 3, (or on the 19:04 hour departure from London on the October 2) should exchange their tickets for travel before or after. Eurostar will offer refunds or exchanges free of charge regardless of ticket conditions, but subject to availability on alternative services. Customers wishing to re-book their travel should contact their original point of sale, or Eurostar on one of the following numbers;
UK 08432 186 186
Belgium 02 40 06 731
Customers who are unable to travel and wish to refund their tickets should contact their original point of sale, this can be done any time in the next two months.’
For passengers from the UK travelling to or from Lille and other points in France, the company has issued an amended schedule for October 3, 2012. Ticket holders for the journey should consult the new schedule, which will be available on the company website for the entire week, to find out more about arrivals and departures for their route.
The company has reported that its schedule to and from Paris and Disneyland Paris will be running as usual during this week.