Eurostar to axe direct trains from London to Disneyland Paris over Brexit

Eurostar to axe direct trains from London to Disneyland Paris over Brexit

High-speed rail firm blames departure from EU and Covid for decision to halt service next summer

Crowds watch as Snow White and her prince ride past on a carriage in Disneyland Paris.

Eurostar has decided to stop direct services from London to Disneyland Paris from next summer, citing the fallout from Brexit and Covid.

The high-speed train operator said on Tuesday it was scrapping trains running from the British capital to the Disneyland site in Marne-la-Vallée, in the eastern Paris suburbs.

“We have taken the decision not to run the direct Disney service … in summer 2023,” it said. “While we continue to recover financially from the pandemic and monitor developments in the proposed EU entry-exit system, we need to focus on our core routes to ensure we can continue to provide the high level of service and experience that our customers rightly expect.”

Eurostar, which operates the rail service linking London with Paris and Brussels, added it would review options for the Disney route for 2024 over the course of next year.