Eurostar services are suspended between the UK and Brussels midi 15 February 2010

Eurostar services are suspended between the UK and Brussels midi 15 February 2010

Eurostar has suspended all services between the UK and Brussels Midi station in Belgium today, Monday 15 February, because of a serious accident involving two domestic commuter trains.  It is understood that there are fatalities and the Belgian authorities are in attendance.

The accident is between where the domestic commuter lines and high-speed lines meet at Halle just out side Brussels.  This means that Eurostar services and other rail services including Thalys are unable to operate until further notice.

Eurostar is operating a reduced timetable between its UK stations and Lille.  Services between London and Paris / Disneyland Resort Paris are operating normally.

Because of the seriousness of the accident and the expected impact on both domestic and international rail services, passengers between the UK and Brussels are strongly advised to postpone or cancel their journeys.  Eurostar passengers can exchange or refund their tickets.