The strike that disrupted Eurotunnel travel ends

Eurotunnel has confirmed that a “last-minute strike” by French workers who stopped trains on Thursday has ended and there will be a progressive return to services.

But while LeShuttle drive-on trains will resume in the evening, Eurostar said passenger services would restart on Friday.

Currently, all Eurostar trains to and from London are cancelled.

This disruption comes as people travel to celebrate Christmas over the next few days.

Eurotunnel said it had reached an agreement with the union and apologized for the disruption to LeShuttle, which transports vehicles through the Channel Tunnel.


“Eurotunnel welcomes this agreement and reiterates its apologies to all LeShuttle customers as well as Eurostar passengers and rail freight operators whose traffic has been affected by this strike,” Eurotunnel said in a statement.

He added that his party would not sell new tickets for travel on Friday. Instead, it will focus on those who already have tickets.

Eurostar said it would resume its normal schedule from London, Paris and Brussels on Friday.

It will add two extra trains every day until Christmas Day to help handle passengers who were unable to travel on Thursday.

Affected customers have also been offered refunds, he added.

French Transport Minister Clement Beaune tweeted: “Channel Tunnel blockade lifted. Traffic can resume #Eurostar #Getlink

“I applaud the spirit of responsibility of all parties involved.”

About 30 Eurostar trains scheduled for London, Paris and Brussels were canceled on Thursday, Eurostar said.

Separately, there were no trains from London Euston station on Thursday due to damaged power lines between Milton Keynes and Watford Junction.

As a result, Euston station is currently closed to incoming passengers. Network Rail engineers are currently assessing damage to the cable using drones.