Eurostar services could be severly disrupted over the Easter weekend as the RMT union announced plans to strike from March 25. The dispute is over lone working and the “victimisation” of a train manager who was charged with misconduct after objecting to conduct a train alone. Eurostar and the union are in discussion to find an agreeement.

The Easter weekend is one of the busiest period of the year to travel, up to 50,000 passengers could be affected by the Eurostar strike as destinations such as Paris and Brussels are particularly appreciated for a weekend getaway at this time of the year.

Eurostar strike: use transport alternatives

While Eurostar provides a great way to travel from London to France & Belgium, other transport alternatives such as bus services, flights or ride share can be use. Gopili provides in one search all travel options for your journey and we had a look at the transport alternatives for travelling to France or Belgium during the Easter weekend:

Alternatives to travel from London to Paris

Alternatives to travel from London to Brussels

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*There are on average 15 train services per day for each of the Eurostar main routes: London-Paris, Paris-London, London-Brussels, Brussels-London. With 900 places in Eurostar’s new trains, the strike could lead to up to 50,000 passengers being affected by the strike. Fares have been observed on March 1 2016 according to the simulations carried out on Gopili. Source: The Times

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