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Anger as hundreds of passengers affected by Eurostar delays

Angry Eurostar passengers have vented their frustrations on Twitter after an incident at Dagenham Docks station left hundreds of travellers stuck on trains that were not moving for more than two hours.

ITV News has learnt the delays were caused by a person on a bridge who was threatening to jump.

Eurostar confirmed trains had slowly started moving again shortly after 11pm.

Eurostar services suspended because of trespasser

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Eurostar trains have been suspended because of a trespasser on the UK part of the railway, the operator has said.

The incident near Dagenham Docks station is causing delays to services in and out of London St Pancras International. It is not known when services will resume.


New passport checks could force more travel disruption

New passport checks at Britain's ports are introduced on 8 April. Credit: PA

Passport exit checks at ports could lead to more travel problems following the Easter break.

In an effort to clamp down on illegal immigration, every traveller leaving the UK will have their passports checked at ferry ports for the first time in 20 years.

Ferry operators predicted that the exit checks, which are to be introduced on 8 April, could lead to long delays and lengthy traffic queues.

The companies have also warned of hold-ups on roads to Dover with "coach-loads of grannies" having to have their passports checked.

Immigration minister James Brokenshire, who has advised travellers to set off in good time, said he said he did not recognise the "extreme" stories about how the changes could impact travellers and insisted there were contingency plans ready.

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