Eurostar services are not running from the UK to Brussels and Lille today because of a strike by Belgian workers.

The walkout by public sector employees will deliver a fresh blow to the cross-Channel rail operator following a fire in the Channel Tunnel last month which has disrupted services.

The 24-hour strike began at 10pm local time yesterday (9pm BST), leading to the closure of Brussels Midi station and the rest of the Belgian rail network.

No trains will run between Brussels and Lille, said Eurostar, adding that because of the constraints of the amended timetable caused by the fire, no trains will run between the UK and Lille either.

Eurostar said services were expected to get back to normal after the strike ended.