France is stopping Eurostar from rising the variety of trains working each day between London and Paris, the Telegraph reported on Sunday.
French border police and safety employees are resisting the prepare operator’s efforts so as to add extra providers as a result of considerations about employees shortages, the newspaper stated.
The standoff comes after France was blamed for fuelling journey chaos on the port of Dover this weekend by understaffing the border. French Transport Minister Clement Beaune tweeted his nation was “not accountable” for Brexit — which suggests holidaymakers now face extra thorough passport checks on the border.
A rise in Eurostar providers to 17 trains a day may assist ease strain at Dover and at airports by permitting 1000’s extra folks to journey by prepare this summer season.
However French border officers insist they’ll solely deal with 13 providers a day, the Telegraph reported. An additional 4 providers would additionally assist the prepare firm honor the lease agreements for its rolling inventory, the newspaper stated.