Stranded Eurostar passengers queue outside St Pancras, London
Thousands of passengers are currently queuing in and all around St Pancras station. The severe weather has caused delays and cancellations on the Eurostar service.
Thousands of weary passengers are currently queuing in and around the outside of St Pancras station.
The severe weather has meant cancellations and delays on the service to the continent. Many passengers are attempting to return home after a break in the UK, while others are trying to get away for the holiday period, and have opted for the train due the uncertainty caused at the countries airports due to the weather.
Conditions for those queuing outside the station are dire. The temperature has not risen above 0 all day and the ground underfoot is a mess of frozen sludge and melted snow. Many of those queuing have been there for 4/5 hours. This includes families with small children and also elderly passengers.
One respite from the bitter cold was the appearance of the Salvation Army who have set up a mobile kitchen and are helping to keep spirits up by providing hot drinks.
Generally the mood of those in the queue was one of resignation although some were complaining bitterly about a lack of information.
Surprisingly, the Eurostar service uses the same track that the high speed sevice from Kent uses, and I managed to get up to London and back to Kent today without any delays at all.