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Eurostar warns of major disruption between London and Paris as bomb disposal teams are called in

By Joe Wright

Eurostar passengers are being told to "consider changing their plans" this weekend as the service faces major disruption.

A host of tomorrow's train services between London and Paris have been cancelled or delayed in anticipation of work to deactivate an unexploded bomb in the French capital.

The Second World War explosive has been discovered north of Gare du Nord, a railway station served by the high-speed rail operator.

Passengers are being advised to rethink their journeys
Passengers are being advised to rethink their journeys

Passengers planning on using the service at either Ebbsfleet or Ashford International have been told to expect substantial changes to the usual timetable.

A statement released by Eurostar reads: "We are sorry for the impact this will have on our customers and would strongly advise anyone scheduled to travel with us between London and Paris this weekend to consider changing their plans."

Trains heading from France to England are the worst affected, with there already being four confirmed cancellations.

Bomb disposal teams have been called in after the Second World War device was found during engineering work.

Residential areas in Paris will be evacuated and roads will be cordoned off.

Eurostar is offering free refunds or exchanges to all passengers set to travel this weekend.

To view the disrupted timetable, click here.

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