Flooded railway tunnels near London paralyze Eurostar trains

Flooded railway tunnels near London paralyze Eurostar trains

Dozens of connections between Great Britain and continental Europe had to be cancelled. Tunnels under the Thames are affected by flooding.

Due to flooded railway tunnels near London, several rail connections between mainland Europe and the British capital were canceled on Saturday morning. As can be seen on the Eurostar operator's website, more than a dozen connections from Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam to London and in the opposite direction were canceled this morning.

There will be no trains on the high-speed route, which is also used by Eurostar trains passing through the Channel Tunnel under the English Channel, until the end of the day. The message urged rail travelers to look for alternative connections.

Tunnel flooded in Kent

According to rail operator Southeastern Railway, the flooded section of the route consists of two tunnels that run under the Thames at Ebbsfleet station in Kent. Both were closed due to flooding. (APA/dpa)

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