On the 27th and 30th of July, there will be widespread strikes of railway staff in the United Kingdom. This will impact regional and long-distance rail travel, as well as international train connections. As a result, many trains in the UK will be running less frequently, and the trains that are running will probably be much busier than usual. The impact can continue for several days after the strike, so keep a close eye on the following websites when you're travelling around this period. National Rail (the UK railways) will be posting updates on the situation here. Eurostar information can be found here.
If you are planning on travelling on national trains in the UK, or on an international route with the Eurostar, we recommend that you check your planned journey on National Rail or Eurostar’s websites to see if your plans are affected. In the National Rail timetable, you can also see which other trains are running earlier or later, to help you plan accordingly and minimise the impact on your trip.
If your Eurostar train is cancelled, you can contact Eurostar directly for a refund of your reservation booking or an exchange for another day. If you are offered an e-voucher, please note that e-vouchers cannot be used to purchase new seat reservations. These can only be used for booking separate point-to-point tickets with Eurostar at full price. We therefore don't recommend using this option if you want to travel with your DiscoverEU Pass on this train.