Train strike 2022: Will Eurostar journeys be affected by the RMT action in June?

Open door of Eurostar train

Will your EuroStar journey be impacted by the ongoing strikes? (Picture: Getty Images)

Following recent tube strikes causing commuter chaos across London, many are concerned about June’s planned rail strike action.

Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) members have put forward a summary of grievances surrounding pay freezes, pensions, job losses and more.

Around 50,000 railway workers walked out on June 21 and June 23, while a strike is also planned for June 25 – with the dates coinciding with the first Glastonbury Festival since 2019.

And, with thousands of Brits hoping to head abroad for their summer holiday, it seems plans could be disrupted by the strikes.

So, if you’re travelling by Eurostar, read on to find out if your travel plans will be affected.

Will Eurostar journeys be affected by the RMT strikes in June 2022?

According to Eurostar’s Twitter account, the international rail firm has no plans to participate in strike action.

When asked whether their services would be affected by train strikes on June 21, 23 and 25 by members of the public, Eurostar’s account replied: ‘Hello, we are not expecting the UK National Rail strike to affect Eurostar train services.’

While the walk-out will lead to tens of thousands of rail workers halting services on the three designated days, Eurostar is not currently among the 13 affected train operators.

However, your journey to UK Eurostar terminals of King’s Cross St. Pancras International, Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International may be affected, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time when heading to the station.

The 13 affected train operators

The train operators impacted by the strikes are as follows:

Avanti West Coast
Chiltern Railways
Cross Country Trains
Greater Anglia
East Midlands Railway
Great Western Railway
Northern Trains
South Western …read more

Source:: Metro News

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