Among the cancelled trains were the 2001 on Tuesday to Paris with at least another seven trains delayed by as much as four hours.
The train company told travellers “please do not travel today unless urgent” and that “delays will affect remaining services.”
The damage to overhead wires between Stratford International and Ebbsfleet International was also affecting Southeastern trains.
Update: due to the closure of UK high speed line this evening for repair work, the following Eurostar services are cancelled https://t.co/8jjKCDSo1z. Please do not travel today unless urgent. You can postpone your travel here or get an evoucher https://t.co/qyWUmMzAPu ½>
— Eurostar (@Eurostar) November 29, 2022
One traveller who complained online said they should have been on a train from St Pancras to Amsterdam but had to get to Heathrow instead to try to catch a flight “thanks to total chaos on the high speed line out of London today.”
After arriving at St Pancras at 10:00 for my @Eurostar to Amsterdam I’ve made it all the way to Heathrow, waiting for a flight at 17:45. Thanks to total chaos on the high speed line out of London today. Eventually I might end up at @SymphonyDotLive studio!! #useless
— Tommy Pearson (@tommyrpearson) November 29, 2022
Another traveller, Richard Smith, posted pictures of long queues and said the passenger lounge “must’ve been intolerable” while “passport control is backed up”.
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