Eurostar services to and from Paris will be disrupted this Sunday (February 17), following the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb north of Gare du Nord station.
The high-speed rail operator warned that there will be “major disruption both to our services and transport throughout Paris” while the bomb is deactivated, with part-closure of Autoroute 1, disruption to metro, RER and rail services, and the temporary evacuation of residential areas.
Five Eurostar services will be cancelled, with others delayed, retimed or rerouted to Marne La Valleé, as follows:
London to Paris:
- 9014 – will now terminate in Marne La Vallée – Disneyland Paris (RER tickets will be provided on board for customers travelling back into Paris)
- 9018: cancelled
Paris to London:
- 9015: retimed to depart 10 minutes earlier
- 9019: cancelled
- 9023: delayed on departure by 30 minutes
- 9031: cancelled
- 9035: cancelled
- 9053: cancelled
Eurostar is offering free exchanges and refunds to customers due to travel between Friday February 15 and Sunday February 17, as it envisages “high volume or customers and limited availability”.
Last year London City airport was forced to temporarily close following the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb during planned work at King George V Dock next to the airport.