Delays on the Eurostar

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Hello and hi. Have you been on the Eurostar? If not, you should definitely put it on your list. It is pretty fab and reasonably priced. Plus, the food is pretty good. Anyway, as with any form of public transportation, there will be delays. But yesterday’s delay was quite unusual. In fact, if you were on the Eurostar yesterday-and had to give your boss this excuse-as to why you were late…just know that you could only use this excuse/reason ONCE. Yes.

So yesterday, the 14:22 (oh man, I hate to see this-I always have to do the math in my head. Yikes) service from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord was delayed for approximately an hour, after hitting an animal in the Haute Picardie area of northern France. Not just any animal, but rather, a BOAR. Honestly, does anyone really know what a boar even looks like? I mean, thanks to Disney-I have a vague idea. Thank you, Disney.

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As a result of hitting the boar, this subsequently led to minor delays as temporary speed restrictions were put in place (more for the boar-not for the people on board the Eurostar. I kid).

Thankfully the train arrived safely at the Paris terminus. Applause. A spokesperson from Eurostar later said:”The collision caused a few delays as the train was stopped to be checked…after any collision we need to make sure everything is safe.” Well, thank goodness for that. He later added that, in that particular area, wild boars roam freely (yeah?) and these so-called wild boars take it upon themselves to roam from their area and onto the track. Hmmm…perhaps they were English boars, and they were BREXIT-ing. Anything is possible…I mean, Donald Trump is running for president. Yikes. *cradles face in hands and sobs*

Anyway, no was injured. No one on board the Eurostar. As for the boar, there has been no further information. He does not want to talk about. Actually, he can’t. He is dead. Yes. Yes, he is.

Services are now running normally on the Eurostar. Boars in France are keeping their distance. They don’t want to lose another member of their boar family. Oh I do crack myself up. But seriously people, if you want to read a serious article about Eurostar, you can do it here: Eurostarย whereย I had blogged about Eurostar a while back. Hope you dont find it too boaring. Happy reading!







  1. Phil Taylor · October 3, 2016

    Yes, I have been on the Eurostar and thankfully my trip was boar-free. I had no idea there were boars in Europe. I always imagined them frolicking in the jungles of Africa or South America.

    • samdfb1 · October 3, 2016

      Glad to hear your journey was boar-free. Hope it was not too boaring. Lol. Me neither…I thought boars were invented by Disney. Silly me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. nbratscott · October 3, 2016

    You’re never…..

    • samdfb1 · October 3, 2016

      Never? …Never out of useful information? Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • nbratscott · October 3, 2016

        I took the bait!

      • samdfb1 · October 3, 2016


  3. quiall · October 3, 2016

    So I guess you were boared?

  4. Laura (PA Pict) · October 3, 2016

    That’s definitely a different excuse from the norm.

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