Eurostar braced for Belgian strike

27th Jan 2012
Eurostar braced for Belgian strike

A national strike is planned to take place in Belgium on Monday January 30th, which is expected to cause major disruption across the Belgian rail network.

As a consequence, Eurostar services to and from Brussels will be unable to operate from 22:00 CET on January 29th to 22:00 CET on January 30th.

During this period of industrial action, Eurostar services to and from Brussels will terminate and commence at Lille Europe station.

A limited replacement coach service will operate between Lille Europe and Brussels Midi stations in both directions in order to accommodate Eurostar travellers.

However, demand is likely to be high for these coaches and we expect both stations to become busy as a result.

Eurostar recommends that passengers travelling to or from Brussels on Monday 30th (or on the 19:04 departure from London on the January 29th) should exchange their tickets for travel before or after.

Eurostar will allow 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 anytime in the next 2 months.


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