Pandemic inside Eurostar as power failure between Ashford and Ebbsfleet halts services, stranded passengers for hours
Thousands of vacationers are about to board eurostar Travelers faced confusion this afternoon as services were disrupted, resulting in several hours of delays and disruptions.
A power failure between Ashford and Ebbsfleet International stations cut all lines between the stations, forcing all high-speed services to stop.
The first train to be affected was the 12:31pm train to Paris, where the waiting room at St Pancras station was packed with huge numbers of travelers, and the 4:01pm train was cancelled.
By 4:30 p.m., some Eurostar flights began to depart. London However, we were told that travelers could only move if necessary and change their tickets at the station.
Disgruntled passengers blamed the railroad company for the lack of communication, with one passenger saying “it didn’t have to be iambic pentameter” and others sharing images of a packed waiting room.
The 12:31pm train to Paris was the first train affected, with a huge number of travelers cramming into the waiting room at St Pancras station.
Electrical failures and point failures in Kent delayed service and prevented trains from running
Services from London St Pancras to Gare du Nord run to Ashford International Airport and Ebbsfleet before crossing the Channel via an undersea tunnel to Calais, France.
Kent’s power supply was confirmed to be faulty on Saturday, with Network Rail carrying out some repairs overnight.
Restoration work has not been completed, and further intervention is scheduled for tonight. A second blockage was discovered at a series of points on Sunday, preventing train services between Ashford and Ebbsfleet.
Social media users complained of the heat while waiting in long lines during the delay and blamed a lack of communication from the rail company.
Disgruntled travelers took to Twitter to share photos of long queues as passengers struggled to endure the heat inside the terminal.
The stranded holidaymakers blamed the lack of communication from Eurostar, leaving them confused as to whether the service would run.
One person described the station announcement as a “joke”, while another said the attention to passengers was “terrible” as the elderly and young people were “weakened by the heat”.
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