Video. Hundreds of passengers were trapped on a broken-down train in the Channel Tunnel today. The French-bound Eurotunnel passengers shuttle train came to a halt about a quarter of the way through the tunnel after a problem with the overhead power line.
The incident has led to some other services being cancelled and long delays for travellers.
Hundreds of passengers have had to be evacuated from a broken-down train in the Channel Tunnel in an incident which has led to long delays to travellers. Brian Waite, who was on the Eurotunnel train, is in the terminal building in Calais and has been waiting for almost six hours.
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.
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.
Services through the Channel Tunnel using one of the two running tunnels, were able to continue but Eurotunnel warned that services were being delayed, with hold-ups possibly lasting for the rest of the day.
The evacuated passengers are now at the French terminal and are waiting for the affected train to arrive so they can get their cars
We are advising people who don't need to travel today to travel on another day. There are queues building up and travellers should expect delays throughout the day.