Channel Tunnel services suspended over power fault


Channel Tunnel services suspended over power fault

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Passengers have been delayed at London St Pancras train station

Train services through the Channel Tunnel have been suspended because of overhead power supply problems.

The disruption is affecting Eurostar, which runs passenger trains from London St Pancras, and Eurotunnel, which operates freight and car services.

Engineers are investigating what repairs are needed and Eurotunnel said it is unsure how long this would take.

Passengers are being offered a transfer to Dover and then travel on to Calais by ferry.

Delays are building on the M20 towards Folkestone because of the problems that started at around 14:00 BST.

Eurostar says it has suspended check-in for trains due to travel this evening, adding: “We have had to cancel all services planned to depart before 18:00 UK time and 19:00 Continental time”.

The company has apologised to passengers and warned them that the issue is expected to take “a few hours to fix”.

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