Eurotunnel passengers travelling from Folkestone to France have been evacuated from a train after problems with overhead cables.
The delays are expected to last for the remainder of the day.
Passengers are being advised not to travel if it's not essential and no further bookings are being taken for today.
Eurotunnel services through the Channel Tunnel are delayed this morning due to a catenary problem. One of six intervals are blocked which means a reduced service for passengers.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, has announced the latest stage of pioneering new infrastructure plans to link the French and UK power grids.
The project "Eleclink" has received the necessary approvals from energy regulators.
Eurotunnel hope to pave the way forward for construction later this year.
The project will help send up to 50% more electricity between France and Britain.
In a speech to Eurotunnel employees, Danny Alexander also announced how over 2000 infrastructure projects and improvements have been successfully completed since 2010.
He also said:
There's a waiting time of up to 2 and a half hours to freight Eurotunnel service at Folkestone due to an earlier incident in the Channel Tunnel.
There is a waiting time of an hour and a half before check-in, and a further wait on an hour on the terminal for freight services after a train broke down in the tunnel yesterday evening.
The Eurotunnel currently has a waiting time of 90 minutes after essential engineering work had to be carried out.
Passengers using the tunnel at Folkestone are being told that after check in, it will be a two hour journey time to France.
Freight services are also affected.
The cross channel operator Eurotunnel has announced it is pulling out of a bid to take over the running of two French ports. The firm had said it was interested in operating Calais and Bolougne after helping to launch a new ferry service.
However the proposal has already been criticised by the Competition Commission for potentially pushing up prices to cross the channel. Derek Johnson explains.