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Old 20 Sep 20, 04:14 PM  
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Eurostar - transfer voucher to refund

Hi,

I have only recently read that you can apparently exchange your vouchers to a cash refund - has anyone done this ? Or has anyone received cash refunds due to a cancelled train?

We have two failed trips therefore two sets of vouchers... We could really use the money at the moment and are considering not going back due to us not being able to go from Ebbsfleet.

Going to phone tomorrow but just thought I'd see if anyone else has been successful.

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Old 21 Sep 20, 02:23 PM  
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Our train has been cancelled in Dec so I've been given a refund as I said I didn't want a voucher.
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I phoned and they said that they have sent the request over to a different department ... So will wait for a response. Feel very silly that I didn't just ask for a refund... Although at that time I thought we would go back before the changes with the direct trains.
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I phoned and they said that they have sent the request over to a different department ... So will wait for a response. Feel very silly that I didn't just ask for a refund... Although at that time I thought we would go back before the changes with the direct trains.
No, don't feel silly! I had to fight to get a cash refund for my May trip, and it took a couple of months!

Like you said, you thought you'd use a voucher. They were literally making out that it was the only option. Xx
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Did you have to escalate yours too?
Its not very transparent with what your options are... But I guess they are a business just trying to make money!
Really hoping I get it back and it won't come back to bite me in the bum because I opted for the voucher.
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Did you have to escalate yours too?
Its not very transparent with what your options are... But I guess they are a business just trying to make money!
Really hoping I get it back and it won't come back to bite me in the bum because I opted for the voucher.
I actually used Resolver, I wasn't getting responses to regular emails. It was escalated to the option one below CEO. 😂

However, the reply telling me that I was actually getting the cash refund didn't come back through there. I'm assuming the person got the email, and made someone look for my previous correspondence. 🤷

Either way, they were definitely pushing vouchers only. This time I had randomly found a refund request page on their website, and bookmarked it, luckily. But didn't just wait for them to respond to the request form, I also messaged on Twitter (DM) with my booking number, name, travel dates... they'd responded within an hour (fastest response I've ever got) telling me that they'd processed my refund, and sent an email to confirm.

I have the email, but the money hasn't appeared just yet. X
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