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Eurostar takes the strain for stranded Britons

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Eurostar takes the strain for stranded Britons


For many stranded air passengers, the train is taking the strain, nowhere more so than in Brussels.
There, weary Britons are battling to get back to home soil for the end of the Easter holidays on Monday. And, if that means long queues for a seat on a Eurostar train, then so be it.

“On Friday night I was supposed to fly out of Frankfurt but instead I am hopefully on the Eurostar at about 2 o’clock,” said one woman at the Gare du Midi in the Belgium capital.

“Well, we travelled by car from Oslo to Hamburg. We stayed in Hamburg. We got the train from Hamburg to here but we could not get the train at Cologne. We could not get onto the train so we had to get a taxi from Cologne to Brussels”.

Reporting from the station, Euronews correspondent Sergio Cantone said: “Brussels’ stations are crowded. The Gare du Midi is being besieged by passengers trying to reach various locations in northern Europe, especially London.”

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