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Eurotunnel passengers stuck as delays continue

The delays are expected to last for the rest of the day Credit: Brian Tait

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 have been transferred to a French terminal Credit: Brian Tait

Passengers are being advised not to travel if it's not essential and no further bookings are being taken for today.

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Eurotunnel commuters face day of delays

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Eurotunnel pulls out of French ports takeover

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.

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