Eurostar trains suspended due to trespasser draped in St George's flag

Eurostar: Trains delayed by trespasser near St Pancras

Eurostar: Trains delayed by trespasser near St Pancras

The Eurostar rail service, which runs trains between London, Paris and Brussels, suspended all trains in and out of Britain for several hours after a 44-year-old man blocked the railway line on Saturday.

Power to the overhead lines was switched off, so trains could not enter or leave St Pancras.

The Eurostar press service warns that even after the restoration of traffic, long delays in the movement of trains are nearly inevitable, and recommends exchanging or returning tickets purchased in advance.

A spokesman said the interruption, which affects trains stopping at Ebbsfleet and Ashford International stations, will last until at least 9.45am.

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The EU has been preparing for this since December 2017 and is now fully prepared for a "no-deal" scenario at midnight on 12 April. But her spokesman said she did not believe this would be "in the interests of the country".

All services to and from London St Pancras Station are now cancelled after the trespasser climbed on to the station roof, where it is believed he spent the night.

Passengers on Southeastern have been warned "alterations and cancellations" will remain in place for the near future.

Passengers on Southeastern have been advised to travel to Victoria or Charing Cross stations rather than St Pancras.

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