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P&O Ferries said it was "delighted" to help an obese Frenchman stranded in London after Eurostar refused him entry on to a Paris-bound train.
Kevin Chenais, 22, was denied entry on to a Eurostar train as his lack of mobility would have breached strict safety regulations.
The incident was the latest setback for Mr Chenais as he bids tor return home to eastern France, after British Airways originally refused to fly him home from America.
A P&O Ferries spokesman said: "We're delighted to help. It's not difficult for us. We are used to carrying ambulances across the Channel, so we are set up for this type of thing.
"It's difficult to imagine the frustration that this gentleman has gone through. But for us, it's very straight-forward as we are set up to carry people who have medical needs."
Eurostar says it will pay for special ambulance to take a morbidly obese man from London, via ferry, to France. 22-year-old Kevin Chenais was stopped from travelling by train because of concerns over safety.
This afternoon, Eurostar said:
"Having arranged overnight accommodation in central London for Mr Chenais and his family, we contacted P&O last night to request their assistance arranging passage across the Channel.
"Following receipt of the necessary safety clearance from P&O we paid for the family to be transported to Dover in a special ambulance where they will board the P&O 'Pride of Britain' bound for Calais later this afternoon.
"Upon arrival in Calais, the family will continue their journey in the same ambulance to their home in south eastern France."
A ferry company has agreed to help a morbidly obese Frenchman stranded in London after he was stopped from getting on a Eurostar train. P&O Ferries says it will take 22-year-old Kevin Chenais across the English Channel. Eurostar said he posed a significant safety risk.
P&O Ferries said:
"We're delighted to help. It's not difficult for us. We are used to carrying ambulances across the Channel, so we are set up for this type of thing.
"It's difficult to imagine the frustration that this gentleman has gone through.
"But for us, it's very straight-forward as we are set up to carry people who have medical needs."
Eurostar have insisted they cannot ignore "very strict" safety regulations, after they refused travel to a 35-stone Frenchman.
Kevin Chenais, who weighs 35-stone, was denied entry onto a Paris-bound Eurostar train because of his lack of mobility.
“This is a terrible situation. Our heart goes out to Mr Chenais and his family who are understandably desperate to return home after being stranded in America," a Eurostar spokesman said.
"Unfortunately, there was no question that he would have been able to travel with Eurostar as we must observe very strict safety rules which govern travel through the Channel Tunnel."
The company said Mr Chenais’ immobility would have affected strict evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency, which may have posed a safety risk to himself, Eurostar officials and other passengers on board.
Eurostar confirmed that they had paid for Mr Chenais and his family to stay in London while they liaised with other partners to help find a solution to the 22-year-old's travel woes.
A Frenchman who was stranded in the United States because he was too heavy to fly has now been refused travel by Eurostar officials.
Kevin Chenais, 22, who weighs more than 35 stone, had been in the US since May 2012 after undergoing treatment for a hormone imbalance, but his plans to return home last month were thwarted after British Airways refused to accept him on to a flight.
After being rejected by the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship in his bid to sail across the Atlantic, Mr Chenais was finally accepted onto a Virgin Atlantic flight to Heathrow.
The Frenchman was greeted at the airport yesterday by French consular staff who arranged for the 22-year-old and his family to board a Paris-bound Eurostar train.
However, Eurostar refused entry to Mr Chenais as his lack of "mobility" did not coincide with their regulations for evacuation procedures.
The London Underground wants to harness heat accumulated to help warm hundreds of homes. The project, which is the first of its kind in Europe, could even help reduce spiralling energy bills.
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– Cllr Rakhia Ismail, Islington Council's executive member for sustainability
Recycling heat from London Underground and the electrical network are exciting new ideas and a boost to our work to tackle fuel poverty and make Islington a fairer place.
This cheaper energy scheme is greener too - local communities will see CO2 emissions drop by around over 500 tonnes each year.
– Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council
The expanded Bunhill Heat Network will cut energy bills for hundreds more local people. With energy prices going up and up, it's vital we do what we can to cut bills. It's all part of the Council's work to help people manage the rising cost of living.
Last winter was one of the coldest for decades and record energy prices meant many families on fixed incomes spent it in misery, unsure whether to heat or eat.
Islington Council has announced that it will capture wast heat from London Underground tunnels and electrical substation help warm homes and cut energy bills, in the first project of its kind in Europe.
London Underground generates large amounts of heat, which will be captured from a nearby Northern Line vent and piped into the heat network which warms local homes.