Eurostar services are suspended between the UK and Brussels Midi on Monday 15 February 2010

15 Feb 2010

-- Serious accident outside Brussels Midi station involving two domestic commuter rail services-- Eurostar is operating a reduced service between its UK stations and Lille-- London – Paris services operating normally
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.
More information will be found on www.eurostar.com or 03448 224 777.
A further up-date regarding tomorrow's services will be issued later today.
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Note to editors:
For more information:
THERE IS A REDUCED SERVICE OPERATING BETWEEN EUROSTAR'S UK STATIONS AND LILLE:
UK>continent
9132 dep 12:57 LONDON arr 15:24 LILLE
9144 dep 16:04 LONDON arr 18:25 LILLE
9150 dep 17:27 LONDON arr 19:54 LILLE
9158 dep 21:06 LONDON arr 21:54 LILLE
Continent>UK
9181 dep 12h05 FROM LILLE
9149 dep 17:35 FROM LILLE
9157 dep 19:35 FROM LILLE
9163 dep 20:56 FROM LILLE
For more information contact:
Eurostar Press OfficeEurostart:0044 (0)20 7843 5500e:press.office@eurostar.co.uk