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Eurostar services could stop under ‘no-deal’ Brexit, government paper warns

Eurostar services from Britain to Europe could stop running in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit, it has been revealed.

In the latest batch of documents covering the effects of such a scenario, the government says it would have to negotiate new arrangements with individual countries to keep trains heading to the continent.

Sky News understands work to prepare for such a scenario is already under way, while Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has said he is confident Britain would be able to negotiate such agreements with the likes of France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

“Arrangements for cross-border services would be subject to any bilateral arrangements that the UK negotiates with individual EU countries,” the technical notice said.

“In the absence of any bilateral or multilateral arrangements between the UK and relevant EU countries before 29 March 2019, cross-border operators would be subject to the same recognition principles in relation to operator licences as outlined in this notice.”

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