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Work continues to get Eurotunnel running again

Work is continuing to get the Channel Tunnel up and fully functioning.

An evacuation took place yesterday with hundreds of passengers left stranded when a train broke down and a shuttle became stuck.

Delays and cancellations are likely to continue today.

Freight services are taking up to two and a half hours as only one line is working.

Passengers services are running normally at the moment.

Hundreds affected by Channel Tunnel delay

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.

Malcolm Shaw reports.

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Hundreds evacuated from Eurotunnel

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.

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Delays 'for rest of the day' after Eurotunnel shuttle train evacuation

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.

– Eurotunnel statement
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