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Eurostars cancelled Saturday

media An idle high speed Eurostar train is seen at the Paris Gare du Nord train … A Eurostar train is seen at the Paris Gare du Nord station REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Three Eurostar trains were cancelled and others were delayed on Satuday because of "operational staffing problems".

The three trains cancelled were the 14.13 Paris-London, the 16.31 London-Paris and the 17.04 London-Brussels, the company announced.

Eurostar warns of delays

Three Paris-London trains - the 11.13, 12.13 and 13.13 - were delayed for about two hours, according to French rail company SNCF.

In a tweet Eurostar said the disruption was due to "operational staffing issues in Paris Gare du Nord", adding that it hoped they would be resolved shortly.

A spokesperson told the AFP news agency early on Saturday afternoon that the problems had been resolved and the cancellations were made to "allow traffic to return to normal".

The service suffered delays on Friday because of an electrical fault.

The disruption comes at the start of French schools' summer holidays with roads clogged with traffic jams and a strike on French national railways.

The weather's fine, though.

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