Pas­sen­gers stuck on Eurostar train

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HUN­DREDS of pas­sen­gers were stuck for two hours in­side the Chan­nel Tun­nel af­ter their train broke down. The Eurostar train from Ebb­s­fleet, with 500 pas­sen­gers on board, had to stop close to the French coast on Fri­day morn­ing. It then had to be shunted into Calais where pas­sen­gers took an­other to Paris – en­dur­ing a to­tal de­lay of five hours. A Eurostar spokesman said: “The train en­coun­tered a tech­ni­cal prob­lem while go­ing through the tun­nel, the cause of which is now be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.” The pas­sen­gers were on the 9.40am ser­vice from Lon­don when it halted in the tun­nel close to Calais.

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