Windsor Star

Channel Tunnel traffic restricted to one-third

- LILLE, FRANCE

Channel Tunnel traffic is running at just over a third of its usual volume after a fire closed the undersea rail link between Britain and continenta­l Europe, operators Eurotunnel said Sunday.

However, schedules for freight and Eurostar train lines, which would be given priority according to the operator, looked to be less disrupted.

“We are at 60 per cent of what we normally do, this should be the same tomorrow (Monday),” said a Eurostar spokespers­on.

A total of between 120 and 140 trains carrying Eurostar passengers, vehicles or freight trucks will make their way through the tunnel daily as of today, compared to the normal daily average of between 300 and 400, a Eurotunnel spokesman said.

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