Channel Tunnel services halted after suspected fire

All services through the Channel Tunnel between Folkestone and Calais have been halted after an incident involving a Eurotunnel shuttle train.

There were unconfirmed reports that the shuttle train had caught fire, with Eurotunnel merely saying on its website that a "technical fault" meant a temporary suspension of its Folkestone-Calais shuttles.

Eurostar train services between London and Paris and Brussels were also unable to pass through the tunnel, with no through-freight trains running either.

None of our trains are stuck in the tunnel but we are unable to go through the tunnel at the moment.

"There has been a problem with one of the Eurotunnel shuttle services."

– A Eurostar spokesman

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Fire in the Channel Tunnel

Services on Eurotunnel and Eurostar suspended