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Trains cancelled after Channel Tunnel evacuation

The following Eurostar services have been cancelled after a Eurotunnel shuttle train ground to a halt in the Channel Tunnel following a power failure:

  • 9019 (Paris to London)
  • 9018 (London to Paris)
  • 9133 (Brussels to London)
  • 9132 (London to Brussels)
  • 9024 (London to Paris)
  • 9031 (Paris to London)
  • 9148 (London to Brussels)
  • 9153 (Brussels to London)


Eurotunnel shuttle train evacuated as power cable is brought down

Delays of up to six hours on Eurotunnel shuttle train after evacuation

We are currently having delays and some cancellations because of a problem with the overhead power line in the Eurotunnel.

If travel today is non-essential you can exchange your ticket, free of charge, to another available service within the next 4 months.

– Eurostar statement


Delays 'for rest of the day' after Eurotunnel shuttle train evacuation

Services through the Channel Tunnel using one of the two running tunnels, were able to continue but Eurotunnel warned that services were being delayed, with hold-ups possibly lasting for the rest of the day.

The evacuated passengers are now at the French terminal and are waiting for the affected train to arrive so they can get their cars

We are advising people who don't need to travel today to travel on another day. There are queues building up and travellers should expect delays throughout the day.

– Eurotunnel statement

Hundreds evacuated after Eurotunnel shuttle train breaks down

Hundreds of passengers have had to be evacuated from a broken-down train in the Channel Tunnel this morning, leading to long delays for travellers at London St Pancras.

The French-bound Eurotunnel passenger shuttle train came to a halt about a quarter of the way through the tunnel after a problem with the overhead power line. 382 passengers and four dogs were evacuated and taken on to the French terminal.

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P&O Ferries 'delighted' to help obese Frenchman

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.

P&O Ferries said they were delighted to help Mr Chenais' in his bid to return home. Credit: PA Wire

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."

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