Eurostar Belgium services will remain disrupted until at least March 2

22 Feb 2010 by Mark Caswell

Eurostar services to Belgium will remain disrupted until March 2 at the earliest, according to the high-speed rail operator.

The firm says that it is currently operating “a limited direct train service on a diversionary route to Brussels in addition to the coach shuttle service already in place”, but warns that journey times between Lille and Brussels are up to 90 minutes by both modes of transport.

A timetable of the services (in place from today until February 26), can be seen here.

Eurostar services were also disrupted by an incident last night (February 21), when a train travelling from Paris to London broke down south of Ashford at around 2245. According to the BBC website over 700 passengers had to be rescued followng a “major technical problem”, with a replacement train arriving to transport passengers around an hour later.

A message on the operator’s website (updated at 0730 this morning) says that “Due to operational restrictions in the South Kent area, some Eurostar services may be delayed by up to 60 minutes this morning”.

This latest incident follows major disruption caused to Eurostar services in December, when a series of train broke down in the Channel Tunnel.

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