France refuses to increase Eurostar services amid travel chaos

Travel chaos in France extended to Eurostar services between Paris and London on Sunday night as stranded passengers endured “a nightmare” and “bedlam2 because of cancelled and delayed trains.Videos produced by those caught up in Sunday night’s disruption showed thousands packed into the overflowing departure lounge at Gare du Nord, in the French capital.Many were told that they would have to spend the night in Paris, and even then, there was no guarantee of a place on a train home to Britain on Monday.It followed similar scenes on the English Channel coast at Dover and Folkestone, where a lack of French border police and other problems including longer post-Brexit passport checking times were blamed for huge traffic tailbacks and delays.

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