It seems Eurostar are doing their best to turn travel into a nightmare.
Somehow the Gare du Nord revamp has failed to produce the desired results of easy streaming and it seems as chaotic and cramped as it was before the revamp to make it less chaotic and cramped.
I would like to think I remained calm and collected as I waited an ominously long time to get through the French passport controls and then the British immigration.
It was, as they say in Paris, limite.
I got the train just about and was sped to London with a minimum of fuss.
After negotiating early morning rush hour in south London, it is, by comparison, far more tranquil waiting in a queue at the Gare du Nord.