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Eurostar staff to strike for seven days

Eurostar workers will walk out in two separate strikes in a dispute over working hours and shift patterns. The first strike, lasting four days, will begin on Friday 12th August. Tom Savvides has the details.

Delays at Channel Tunnel in Folkestone up to 6 and a half hours - power supply problem now fixed

Passengers in queues at the Channel Tunnel in Folkestone Credit: Facebook - Sarah Dacombe

There is a waiting time of up to six hours and 30 minutes to the Freight Eurotunnel service at Folkestone, and severe delays on the rest of the line due to an earlier broken down train and an earlier technical fault in the Tunnel which has now been resolved.

Passengers are facing a 90 minute wait for Check In and a further 5 hour wait on the Channel Tunnel Terminal.

On its website Eurostar said that its trains were currently delayed due to infrastructure problems in the Channel Tunnel.

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Power supply problems - up to 5 hour wait on Eurotunnel and Eurostar services at Channel Tunnel

What next for Eurostar? Passengers up, revenue down

Eurostar train in a terminal - the firm's trains travel between the UK and the continent

The boss of Eurostar today condemned angry protests over recent weekends at St Pancras - in support of the Calais migrants - which are aimed at disrupting services.

Protesters at St Pancras railway station in London last week

Eurostar's Chief Executive, Nicolas Petrovic, says the protestors intimidated rail passengers - and it was wrong to target the company. Speaking to ITV Meridian, Mr Petrovic apologised for the recent disruption, and said the French and British Governments must work together to find a solution to secure the tracks.

The company said revenue is down - even though passenger numbers are up. Here's our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse.

Driver talks of chaos at Calais as migrants try to get into his car

Colin Evans from Gillingham describes the moments migrants at Calais ferry port tried to get into UK-bound lorries and his car. His wife filmed the events on her mobile phone.

Tweets confirm Eurotunnel closure

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