Eurostar have cancelled 29 trains
Eurostar passengers are being warned to check before they travel as the French rail strike causes further disruption.
Holidaymakers travelling to France or who are planning to pass through France, may be affected due to ongoing travel strike action.
The strikes are set to disrupt both air travel and rail links heading, to, from or through the France.
As of yesterday evening Easter Monday, rail workers begin a three-month walkout causing widespread havoc for passengers.
In total 29 services between London, Paris, Brussels and Lille have been affected Today and on Wednesday.
A statement released by the Eurostar said: “We’re very sorry for the inconvenience that this will cause you.
“We will contact passengers with journeys booked to travel on days affected as soon as we receive the details of the implications of the SNCF strike on Eurostar.
“Please make sure to download your tickets early so that we can contact you.”
“We will endeavour to provide you with as much advance warning as possible to enable you to rearrange your travel plans.”
In a Sunday update, the rail service SNCF warned travel will be “very disrupted” on Tuesday as only one in eight high-speed TGV trains will be in operation.
Only one in five regional trains will be in running and suburban commuters should expect severe delays and multiple cancellations.
Guillaume Pepy, SNCF chief revealed the Journal du Dimanche newspaper: “Three days after normal services resume, another strike sequence will start. It’ll completely disorganise our work.”
An estimated 4.5 million people use this service daily and have been told to brace for problems.
SNCF went on to add 48 per cent of staff are expected to strike on Tuesday and Wednesday over pay.
This figure includes 77 per cent of SNCF train drivers meaning a huge capacity of running services will be lost.
Our services from the continent to UK and vice versa are fully booked today
The Eurostar will also suffer from the walkout as the service’s french drivers are employed by SNCF.
As a result of the strike, 29 Eurostar services have been cancelled from London to Paris and Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday.
This equates to around 25,000 seats and passengers affected.
The firm released a statement to say: “Our services from the continent to UK and vice versa are fully booked today. Please come to our stations only if you have a confirmed seat.”
Passengers whose trains are running, are being warned to arrive at the station at least an hour before departure “for a smoother departure experience.”
Air France staff are among those to walkout
On Good Friday, Air France cancelled almost a quarter of its scheduled flights after staff walked out for the third time in a month.
The unions representing Air France announced on Sunday that another two-day strike is planned for the 10 and 11 April.
These are in addition to planned strikes on Tuesday and Saturday.
Air France revealed to AFP late on Sunday it “deplored the new strike which comes even as management is urging unions to come to new meetings on the negotiations”.
The airline is urging passengers who have booked to fly on Tuesday the chance to change their flight for another day, although disruption is likely to carry on into Wednesday.