An airport price war is expected as Eurostar launch a new service to Amsterdam. The first ever direct train ran to the Dutch capital today.Read the full story ›
Eurostar says security is at its highest level following the Manchester attack. The company says measures are constantly under review and security is its top priority. There was evidence of large numbers of security staff at all of its stations today.
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.
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.
The delay to our UK Passenger service is now 4 hours, with service from France currently 01h30. We apologise for the inconvenience caused^ST
The tunnel inspection has now finished, both tunnels will be fully opened and more departures will be published shortly. ^ST
Customers affected by today's delays can email email@example.com please include your booking reference number. ^ST
Following a power issue in the tunnel, a single line is working. Apologies to our passengers currently delayed. https://t.co/LIoETGYQ5C
Due to a power supply problem on our UK Terminal, delays are likely to increase. More information will follow. ^ST
Due to a power supply problem, we are currently operating with a reducded timetable, while the issue is being investigated. ^ST
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.
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.
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.
Eurotunnel has reported tunnel closure; we'll update shortly as to the likely impact on our trains. https://t.co/hDqmzd0kTg
Confirmation that due to French Port workers present on our tracks, our service is currently suspended. Further info to follow. ^LD
Hundreds of Eurostar passengers were stuck on trains for hours overnight after an overhead cable problem.
The problem, at Lille in northern France, affected nearly 700 passengers travelling on yesterday's 6.01pm London to ParisEurostar service as well as around 600 who were on the 6.04pm London to Brussels train.
After not moving for many hours, the passengers were only able to complete their journey when diesel trains arrived to tow the stricken trains to their destinations.
A Eurostar spokesman said the Paris train had finally arrived six hours late, while the Brussels train had got in nine hours late.
The spokesman went on: "There was a failure of the overhead power line just outside Lille.
"The passengers on the Brussels train are entitled to twice the amount of a complete refund plus a free return trip, while those on the Paris train can claim an entire refund plus a free return trip."
Exactly 20 years ago the first Eurostar train, carrying passengers, sped through Kent from London to Paris. Eurostar has been a major success now carrying four out of five passengers from the South East to Paris.
But there have also been major problems. Broken down trains in the tunnel left thousands stranded. For all of its history our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse has covered Eurostar, in good times and bad. He's been given exclusive access to talk to staff and the man in charge.