Monsieur and I are certainly having some pre-Christmas issues. First, we couldn’t make it to celebrate early Christmas with my parents because of the snow over the weekend. Conditions were too hazardous to drive. But wait, says Epic, let’s take the train! What train? All those going along our desired route were either cancelled or severely delayed or ran the risk of getting stuck between stations. Preferring not to freeze in transit, we turned up the fire and stayed at home.
Now we’re supposed to go to France for French Christmas, but low-flying pigs are looking more likely to appear in our pre-Christmas future. Check out these pictures of London St Pancras terminal today, courtesy of Sky.com:
And this is the latest official comment from Eurostar:
Due to the continuing bad weather, speed restrictions are in place on our high speed lines, adding up to two hours to journey times. As a result we cannot operate as many trains as planned.
Therefore we are asking all customers booked to travel before Christmas to refund or exchange their tickets free of charge, if their travel is not essential.
If you hold a booking leaving London St Pancras or Paris Nord today and are not already at the station, please do not travel to the station as unfortunately we are not able to accept any more passengers for travel today. If your travel is essential, seats will be allocated to you on trains tomorrow (please see the link below).
Thank you for your patience.
Oh, joy. This week is going to be a mission, especially with more snow on its way. Sadly, there’s nothing anyone can do about this crazy weather. It’s not like we can switch it off, or anything.
So, just in case I get stuck in the Channel Tunnel at some point during this super-snowy time and do not reappear for a while, Merry Christmas and may 2011 bring everything you hope for.