The Channel Tunnel has now re-opened after a fire on a Shuttle train at the exit to the French side. Services are slowly getting back to normal. Eurostar says it thanks passengers for the patience.
It's thought the Channel Tunnel could reopen this afternoon after an incident involving a Eurotunnel shuttle train.
A lorry shuttle train is believed to have caught fire, with smoke seen coming from the vehicle after it emerged from the French side of the Channel.
The train was thought to have been met by fire crews in Calais and the blaze quickly extinguished.
It is believed that truckers, who were in a separate carriage, were evacuated to emergency sidings. No injuries have been reported.
All services through the Channel Tunnel between Folkestone and Calais have been halted after an incident involving a Eurotunnel shuttle train.
There were unconfirmed reports that the shuttle train had caught fire, with Eurotunnel merely saying on its website that a "technical fault" meant a temporary suspension of its Folkestone-Calais shuttles.
Eurostar train services between London and Paris and Brussels were also unable to pass through the tunnel, with no through-freight trains running either.
– A Eurostar spokesman
None of our trains are stuck in the tunnel but we are unable to go through the tunnel at the moment.
"There has been a problem with one of the Eurotunnel shuttle services."
All Eurotunnel and Eurostar services have been suspended this afternoon after a fire on a Shuttle train just outside the Channel Tunnel. Kent Fire and Rescue service says it happened on the French side and no damage or injuries were reported. It happened at around two o'clock.
The vehicle was searched and officers found the drugs in a bag in the vehicle.
A 38-year-old man from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham appeared at Canterbury Magistrates Court on November 5, charged with the attempted importation. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody. .
Rail passengers will now be able to use their mobile phones and internet inside the Channel Tunnel.
French mobile telephone operators have teamed up with Eurotunnel to supply access for passengers using Le Shuttle and Eurostar.
They'll be able to make calls a hundred metres below sea level.
Motorists planning a Jubilee weekend getaway later are being warned to leave plenty of time for their journey. Kent Police say the M20/A30 and the M2/A2 are hotspots for delays and congestion, as well as the Channel Tunnel and Dartford Crossing.
High Speed 1 - the Channel Tunnel Rail Link - has been criticised as poor value for money by a committee of MPs.The line was opened in 2007 to carry high speed Javelins and Eurostars. But passenger numbers have been well below forecasts.