High-speed hits hitch on just third day
HIGH-speed trains were cancelled and delayed on the third day of the full service.
Several services leaving St Pancras International for Ashford and other Kent stations were disrupted after one train ended up stuck in a tunnel on Tuesday evening.
Southeastern Trains spokesman Jon Hay-Campbell said: “We believe that the train may have been unable to draw power while in the tunnel, but we are still investigating.”
The train was stranded near the London station just after 6pm. Another train was needed to help move it.
Services leaving St Pancras now confirmed as cancelled were the 6.10pm to Ashford, Folkestone and Dover, the 6.18pm to Ebbsfleet, the 6.25pm to Broadstairs and the 6.48pm to Ebbsfleet.
Southeastern said high-speed services in and out of London were affected throughout the evening with several journeys delayed.
The company put up posters explaining and apologising for the delay in affected stations.
The long-awaited full highspeed service between London and Kent had begun on Sunday after a limited preview service in the preceding six months.
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