As freezing temperatures return, bring many parts of Britain’s transport infrastructure to a standstill, St Pancras Eurostar terminal has found itself overwhelmed with passengers trying to reach their destinations and the station is struggling to cope.
Huge numbers where lining up today in the hope of getting on a train and queues of over 2km in length had formed at one point with many passengers waiting well in excess of 5 hours in freezing outdoor temperatures. Before 2pm new arrivals were being told that the queue had been closed and that they must leave.
Eurostar once again also came under some criticism for poor communication with many of those waiting saying that staff were not particularly forthcoming with updates on the current situation.
A BBC journalist was one of those waiting over 5 hours to try and get into the terminal building and you can here her version of the experience on the BBC news site