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Passenger and freight services through the Channel Tunnel were suspended earlier today because of a technical fault in the tunnel. Both Eurotunnel and Eurostar services were affected, while the tunnel was closed. Technical teams have now resolved the issue but passengers are warned of long delays. Lorries are facing a 90 minute wait for Check In and a further 4 1/2 hour wait on the Channel Tunnel Terminal.
We are still awaiting further information on the delays, we're sorry for the inconvenience.
Due to a Tunnel power supply problem our service is temporarily suspended. Technicians are on site to rectify the problems swiftly 1/2 ^LD
We estimate that the service will not resume before 17:00. We're offering customers transfer to a ferry; pls check-in to arrange this. ^LD
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Officers from Kent Police were called to the incident on the A20 at Sellindge near Folkestone on Tuesday morning.
The South East Coast Ambulance was also deployed to the area.
An investigation is underway to identify the dead man and find out the cause of his death.
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Customers affected by today'service delays should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Pls include your booking ref ^SL
The train has now exited from the Tunnel and we will reform the timetable as quickly as possible. ^LD
All trains have now arrived. Our sincere apologies for the delays today.
Highways England have reported that a train has broken down in the Channel Tunnel. There are severe delays to travellers, and delays to freight on the M20.
It is being reported that there is a waiting time of up to six hours to the Freight Eurotunnel service at Folkestone due to the incident in the Channel tunnel. Lorry drivers are experiencing a waiting time of up to 90 minutes at Check-In and a further four-and-a-half hours on the Channel Tunnel terminal.
There are waiting times of up to two hours and 30 minutes to the passenger Eurotunnel service at Folkestone due to a train that stopped in the tunnel earlier. There is a waiting time of approximately 30 minutes before check in and 2 hours on the terminal.