Oct 17, 2023

EU parliamentarians make accidental stop at Disneyland

Hundreds of members and staff of the European Parliament had a surprise when their train from Brussels to the French city of Strasbourg ended up at Disneyland Paris instead. The special train is chartered once a month to get MEPs between parliament's seats in Brussels and Strasbourg. One MEP posted: "We are NOT a Mickey Mouse parliament." "Could a new Disneyland be a suitable use for the Strasbourg buildings?" asked Pelle Geertsen, press aide to a Danish MEP, on the issue of whether the European Parliament could permanently settle in Brussels. French railway company SNCF told AFP news agency a track signalling error had made the train miss an interconnecting line it was meant to take as it approached the greater Paris region. It was eventually put back on to the correct track for Strasbourg.

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