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Southeastern Trains said they were hoping to run almost a full service this morning, following a series of fires caused by a lightning strike last night.
A spokeswoman said a limited number of services out of Folkestone might be cancelled.
Hundreds of Eurostar passengers were delayed after a lightning strike on the UK side of the Channel Tunnel. Lightning triggered a fire at a building close to the Kent entrance to the tunnel, at Ashford, last night, causing delays to Eurostar services.
The services are now running normally this morning.
Customers were offered taxis and hotels where necessary, he added.
Kent Fire and Rescue has confirmed that there are no reported injuries after a lightning strike caused a series of fires in the county. 5 substations on the train line between Sandling Station and Dover Priory Station caught fire along with a house near Hyde.
A fire at a building near the UK entrance to the Channel Tunnel in Folkestone has delayed 4 Eurostar trains. None are being held inside the tunnel.
Eurostar has confirmed that a lightning strike close to the UK entrance of the Eurotunnel has set a building on fire. As standard procedure, Eurostar services have been stopped until the fire is brought under control. Fire services are at the scene, but the flames are not yet under control.
4 trains have been affected by the fire. 1 London to Paris train has turned around and been sent back to London. 2 Paris to London trains and a Brussels to London train are still being held at either end of the tunnel, but are said to be moving "soon". No trains are being held in the tunnel.
A lightning strike near Folkestone in Kent has caused fires at 5 railway substations. A freight depot nearby is also alight, which is believed to be causing delays on the Eurostar.
5 railway substations are on fire this evening after a lightning strike near Folkestone in Kent. Firefighters are tackling the flames along the line from Dover priory to Sandling station. Hundreds of passengers have faced long delays due to signalling problems since just after rush hour.
A spokesperson from Southeastern has confirmed that 4 or 5 substations were on fire as a result of a lightning strike in Folkestone earlier this evening. That strike took out the power on the line between Dover priory and Ashford.
There are now signalling problems between Dover Priory, Ashford and Folkestone. Hundreds of passengers are thought to have been affected by delays.