Friday, October 31, 2014   

Power outage forces more Eurostar trains cancelled
(07-08 16:43)

The high-speed cross-Channel train service Eurostar cancelled four trains on Tuesday as a section of the track remained closed following a power failure the previous day.
Eurostar also warned of delays of up to 60 minutes on other trains "due to an ongoing problem with the overhead power line in the Eurotunnel'', AFP reports.
The cancelled trains were between London and Paris, London and Brussels, in both directions, scheduled between 7:31 am and 11:43 am.
A spokesman for Eurotunnel said that a section of the track was still closed to commercial traffic following Monday's power failure.
That caused a train to stop about a quarter of the way through the 50-kilometre long tunnel, forcing the 382 people and four dogs on board to be evacuated.
The spokesman said the Eurotunnel car shuttle service was operating ''normally'', although the website suggested that passengers would have a waiting time of up to 90 minutes.
"We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this will cause to your journey,'' the website statement said.   
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