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03/02/2020. The last day of the journey home to Manchester started with a morning trip around a couple of the tram route termini in Bordeaux. We were booked on the 12:59 TGV to Lille Europe but the inward working was running 3+ hours late due to overhead supply problems south of Paris. We were advised to catch a local train to Angoulême, where we picked up the TGV working. This then ran as booked via the high speed line but calling at Poitiers; then via the high speed line and calling at St Pierre des Corps; again on the high speed line to Massy TGV; and finally on the high speed line via Valenton and Coubert to Marne-la-Vallee-Chessy and Aeroport Charles de Gaulle. All this was 80 to 90 minutes late with the result that we missed our booked Eurostar train at Lille Europe (18:35) and also the following 19:35. We changed our tickets for free without any problems onto the 21:00 Eurostar, which was one of the newer and less comfortable Siemens Class 374 type. A quick dash along the Euston Road saw us catch the 22:00 Euston to Crewe then the 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Airport from where we got a taxi home - arriving at 01:07 instead of about 23:00.