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A new passport check system is coming into force later this year.
The Mayor of London and UK rail operators have told ministers that service delays or cuts due to inadequate preparation could harm UK businesses and tourism.
Issues around new Eurostar post-Brexit passport checks must be resolved "as a matter of urgency" ahead of potential "chaos", London's mayor says. / There are plans to bring in biometric border controls at St Pancras International in London in October.
The mayor warned that new biometric border controls threaten to create ‘huge queues’ at St Pancras station.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called on ministers to prevent post-Brexit border checks causing Eurostar disruption.
Since the UK left the EU on January 1, 2024, the country has departed from the bloc and its member states in a number of different ways when it comes to air, rail and sea travel.
Facilities at St Pancras too ‘inadequate’ to process new checks without ‘hour-long queues’ at peak times, says operator HS1.
New post-Brexit border controls could result in Eurostar being forced to limit passenger numbers travelling from London St Pancras every day, it has been reported.
The Daily Express is shocked that the EU has decided to build better infrastructure only in countries which are members of the EU. / The pro-Brexit Daily Express is being brutally mocked after complaining about the fact that the UK is being left out of an EU rail project scheme, designed to connect more major cities across the continent.
On 1 August 2023, the UK Government announced an “indefinite” extension to the recognition of CE marking for certain products placed on the market in Great Britain.
The incredible shrinking network: Brexit plus refurbishment could see the number of stations served by the cross-Channel train operator cut from 13 to four.
Belmond’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express UK services will be cut next year, while Eurostar’s London–Disneyland Paris route will end in June.
One of world's most famous trains will no longer be departing from London, and the operator of the modern-day Orient Express wants to halt its operation in Britain as a result of Brexit.
The UK leg of the Orient Express has been scrapped due to Brexit border controls, according to a report.
For nearly a century, the Orient Express symbolised the height of wealth and extravagance in Europe. / Belmond, the company that runs today’s VSOE, has now decided to drop this leg of the route because it has become too difficult to cross the border to Calais, in France, because of Brexit.
Nick Tozer has been running his bookshop for over 20 years and has around 26,000 books on sale. / He is slowly building up the mail order side of the business but says Brexit has made it harder to send books to some countries.
Capacity issues caused by post-Brexit border controls and a shortage of border police are forcing Eurostar to leave thousands of seats unsold every day on its high-speed trains from London to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.
Trains are leaving Amsterdam Centraal station almost three-quarters empty in an attempt to avoid long queues.
DETECTIVES from British Transport Police are hunting the people who placed track circuit clips on railways in Cambridgeshire and Nottinghamshire in an apparent protest about the government’s handling of Brexit.
The TSSA union says it is seeking a meeting with Eurostar to discuss rail safety measures amid escalating Brexit tensions which have seen railways become a target for protestors. / Manuel Cortes said: 'Whether a prank or not, we are very concerned at reports that pro-Brexit supporters have accessed our rail infrastructure with the aim of causing delays and chaos.'
Eurostar has warned that Brexit formalities are threatening its business, although it is holding out hopes that a new digital immigration system will simplify the procedure in due course.
Cross-Channel train operator Eurostar complained Tuesday that slower post-Brexit passport checks for travellers are forcing it to run some services almost one-third empty.
ondon trains leave Amsterdam at least 78% empty because of constraints on UK border checks. / Thousands of seats are deliberately going unsold on Eurostar trains every day as the cross-Channel train operator struggles with post-Brexit passport controls.
Summer 2023 could spell additional trouble for the UK travel industry, with over half of rail and airline operators worrying about future staffing shortages – and almost 40 per cent blaming Brexit.
Ministers say leaving the EU ‘has given the UK a world of future opportunities’. So I have tracked down the travel advantages.