/Continuing French strikes cause more travel disruption

Continuing French strikes cause more travel disruption

Published on Monday, December 9, 2019

Eurostar is running a reduced service over the next few days as French strikes continue into a second week.

The train operator cancelled three morning services to Paris today and a further four this afternoon and evening.

Trade unions have called for industrial action against proposed changes to pensions to continue this week, ahead of another general strike and mass protests tomorrow.

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

On Friday, nearly a third of train workers walked out, and hotel reservations dropped by 30-40% on Thursday, the first day of the strike, according to France24.

Calais Frethun station was closed over the weekend and will remain closed on Monday, but it will be possible to board or disembark in Lille Europe, Eurostar said.

So far the industrial action has meant more than 50,000 passengers had to change their plans as hundreds of flights and trains were cancelled.

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