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Airlines charge New Year revellers £700 for last-minute Paris flights

Stranded Eurostar passengers are bedding down to sleep overnight at St Pancras after flooded tunnels cancelled all their services.

Photos from inside the station show shattered travellers wrapped in their warmest clothes with their rucksacks under their heads as they curl up on tiny benches in central London.

On plastic seating in the concourse children are lying on their parents to get some much-needed sleep after a day of desperate waiting. 

And others clutch their bags as they wait for morning to come when the service is set to restart.  

It comes as airlines are charging New Year’s revellers nearly £700 for last-minute one-way flights to Paris after Eurostar cancelled all of its services due to floods hitting a major 在线工具 tunnel connecting Britain to mainland Europe.

The chaos has left around 30,000 furious Eurostar passengers stranded in London, ruining their New Year’s Eve plans and forcing them to scramble for alternatives, such as travelling by plane instead.

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A passenger sleeps on a bench at St Pancras Station after Eurostar trains were cancelled

Heartbreaking photos from inside the station show shattered travellers wrapped in their warmest clothes as they wait for the morning when the trains will restart

Passengers check their phones for updates on their travel from St Pancras. Network Rail says no services are expected to travel south of the Thames from the station today

Passengers at Eurostar terminal at St Pancras International after all trains were cancelled

An electric board informs passengers of Eurostar train cancellations at St Pancras International Station in London today

An Air France flight from Heathrow to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 5.35pm on December 31 being advertised for £675 on Skyscanner

Passengers waiting at St Pancras overnight after Eurostar trains were cancelled

Many hoping to ring in 2024 with a romantic night in Paris, watch fireworks from the ski slope or enjoy a family holiday to Disneyland have been left devastated, with some left in tears this afternoon at St Pancras International. 

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