Traffic disruptions and alterations
Increased security at all Eurostar stations: check-in 60 minutes before departure
Security has been increased in all Eurostar stations. Security and immigration checks are therefore taking longer than usual and Eurostar passengers are advised to check in 60 minutes before departure at all stations.
Reinforced security measures at Thalys stations in France
According to the request by the French government, security gates have been installed on the Thalys platforms at Paris Nord station and in Hall 1 at Lille Europe station.
Thalys passengers are invited, especially if they have luggage, to arrive at the platform around 20 minutes before departure in order to pass through the gates and have their luggage scanned without rush. In case of identity controls by the national authorities, passengers are kindly requested to present a valid ID. Please notice that due to enhanced security measures, Thalys 9975 and 9995 departing from Lille will leave a few minutes earlier than initially scheduled (Thalys 9975 will depart from Lille Europe at 19:07 instead of 19:09, and Thalys 9995 will depart from Lille Europe at 21:04 instead of 21:07).
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Engineering works in Germany on Sunday 26 June and 3 July: Thalys not serving Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen and Dortmund
Due to engineering works on the German rail network, Thalys trains will not be serving Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Airport, Duisburg, Essen and Dortmund stations on Sunday 26 June and Sunday 3 July. Thalys trains to/from Germany terminate at and depart from Cologne.
Between Dortmund and Cologne, travellers can make use of local trains operated by Deutsche Bahn.
Thalys 9484 departing from Cologne (instead of Essen) from 9 July to 31 August.
Due to engineering works on the German rail network, Thalys train n° 9484 (Essen Hbf 17:50 - Köln Hbf 18h44 - Brussels-Midi 20h32 - Paris Nord 22h05) will depart from Cologne instead of Essen. Therefore, Thalys 9484 will not be serving Essen, Duisburg, Düsseldorf Airport and Düsseldorf from Saturday 9 July to Wednesday 31 August included.
Between Essen and Cologne, travellers can make use of local trains operated by Deutsche Bahn.