Eurostar was forced to cancel hours of services on the first day of summer after a person was hit by a train.
The Channel Tunnel rail company said no trains were able to run between Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International stations in Kent on the high-speed line.
Queues built up at Eurostar terminals in St Pancras in London and Gare du Nord in Paris as the company said it was investigating an incident "impacting all our services".
A spokesman said that while services resumed in the afternoon, those whose trains were cancelled in the morning would be better off changing to travel on another day.
He said there were still extensive queues as customers sought to be placed on later services, while delays were expected as the company predicted "a bit of a knock-on" from the morning.
Some Southeastern services on the route were also affected, and rail officials said replacement transport was being put in place.
Extreme sympathy for #eurostar passengers. Q trailing twice round block & then announcement all services suspended till further notice— Rick Hall (@Rick_Hall) June 1, 2015
This eurostar queue at King's Cross station is hands down the longest queue I've ever seen. There's literally thousands queueing #London— Tom Kilbey (@tom29whu) June 1, 2015
@Eurostar my train cancelled. please advise if I will be placed on a subsequent train or if I need to find alternative transportation.— NickdMiller (@NickdMiller) June 1, 2015
check their website for more information on whether their service was running.
Eurostar chaos at St Pancras. Lots of cancelations. pic.twitter.com/XYxkDdCC7B— Martin Stott (@martinstott) June 1, 2015