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.
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.