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Eurostar delays: Huge queues at St Pancras after person killed

PUBLISHED: 15:43 02 March 2015 | UPDATED: 07:23 03 March 2015

The scene at St Pancras station following the death of a person on the Eurostar track (Pic: @VinnieLo)

The scene at St Pancras station following the death of a person on the Eurostar track (Pic: @VinnieLo)

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There are severe delays and cancellations on the Eurostar today after a person was killed on the tracks in Kent.

(UPDATE 4.50PM: THE LINE IS STILL CLOSED)

The service has been suspended while an investigation is carried out.

Huge queues of passengers grew quickly at St Pancras following the death in Bearstead, between Ashford and Ebbsfleet, at around 11.40am today.

People complained of a lack of information about when services would resume.

Eurostar told passengers this afternoon: “Delays are expected to be severe, we recommend anyone due to travel to reschedule or refund their ticket.

“We aren’t able to resume services until the investigation has finished; we can appreciate it’s frustrating at present.”

Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Our officers were called to the line close to Crismill Lane in Bearsted on Monday following a report that a person had been hit by a train.”

The following trains will definitely not run. Services thereafter will be ‘extremely busy’. Eurostar advises customers to reschedule if possible. For more information see Eurostar.

Trains from London

Train 9028, 13.31 departure from London to Paris

Train 9032, 14.32 departure from London to Paris

Train 9036, 15.31 departure from London to Paris

Train 9040, 16.22 departure from London to Paris

Train 9044, 17.31 departure from London to Paris

Train 9046, 18.01 departure from London to Paris

Train 9050, 19.01 departure from London to Paris

Train 9140, 15.04 departure from London to Brussels

Train 9148, 17.04 departure from London to Brussels

Train 9152, 17.55 departure from London to Brussels

Trains from the Continent

Train 9149, 16.56 departure from Brussels to London

Train 9153, 17.56 departure from Brussels to London

Train 9157, 18.56 departure from Brussels to London

Train 9047, 17.13 departure from Paris to London

Train 9051, 18.13 departure from Paris to London

Train 9055, 19.13 departure from Paris to London

Train 9059, 20.13 departure from Paris to London


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