Paris attacks: Flights, ferries and trains operating normally

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Security has been stepped up in Paris in the wake of the attacks, with Britons there advised by the Foreign Office to “exercise caution in public places”. But flights, ferries and trains were running as normal.

In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, French president Francois Hollande said borders would be closed. However, officials said later that extra checks were being introduced but borders would remain open.

Train services were running to Paris from London St Pancras but there were reports that many seats were empty.

Eurostar passengers who had booked to travel to the French capital today but decided not to were being offered a free exchange.

Eurotunnel services for cars and lorries from Folkestone to Calais were also running to schedule.

Easyjet said it was operating its flights to Paris as normal but anyone travelling in the next 48 hours could cancel and get a refund.

In Paris the Metro lines 3,5,8,9 and 11 were closed and as were bus services crossing the 10th and 11th arrondissements, where some of the attacks took place.

Tourists planning to go to Disneyland Paris were also being warned that the attraction was closed for the day in the wake of the attacks.

A statement on the attraction’s website said: “In light of the recent tragic events in France and in support of our community and the victims of these horrendous attacks, Disneyland Paris has decided not to open its theme parks on Saturday 14 November.”

Another airline, Flybe, said that any customer who was travelling today or tomorrow and who no longer wished to do so could rebook to a later date to any alternative destination, or obtain a credit note for future travel.

Leeds-based airline Jet-2 has said on its website that all Jet2.com and Jet2holidays flights are scheduled to operate as normal.

Passengers are being warned to allow extra time for arriving at the airport as there will be “additional security checks” in place.

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