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.

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CHANNEL TUNNEL update: Shuttle train passengers being evacuated after overhead power lines apparently came down. http://t.co/RwiXjmhcvG

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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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Second day of disruption for Channel Tunnel travellers

Four of the high-speed Eurostar train services had to be cancelled today and there were delays to the Folkestone to Calais shuttle services.