Eurostar delays after power problem
Passengers endured further travel misery as Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar cancelled some services, while others were delayed.
Four trains were axed and there were delays of up to an hour on other services following overhead wire problems in France.
The cancellations involved one London-Paris service, one London-Brussels, one Brussels-London and one Paris-London.
The delays affected those attending Paris Fashion Week, with some passengers taking eight hours to reach the French capital on Monday.
The trouble started when trains got stuck between Lille and Paris, with some brought to a standstill and others having to be diverted on to non high-speed lines. Four services were axed.
Kandy Woodfield, who spent more than seven hours on a train after leaving London on Monday afternoon, described the experience as "hellish", while Therese Kelly, who was stuck for eight hours, told the BBC: "We had no announcements about why the train was so delayed or why it kept stopping. The train didn't move for hours. The whole train journey was brutal, totally brutal."
Ryan Armstrong, who was travelling to Amsterdam via London, missed his connecting flight because of the delays.
He told the BBC: "We were basically on the train for nine hours. We hardly moved; there was a lot of standing still. At one point the power was cut so we couldn't see anything or get any information."
A Eurostar spokeswoman said: "We have had word that the problem has now been sorted out. All our cancellations today were to early-morning services.
"We have closed bookings on certain services so we can accommodate passengers who have had their trains cancelled."