Power failure leaves Eurostar passengers stranded

Power failure leaves Eurostar passengers stranded

Eurostar passengers face cancellations and delays today following overhead power cable problems in northern France.

Severe delays were caused last night with passengers reportedly stranded on one train for up to 11 hours.

Four of the high-speed Channel Tunnel passenger trains were cancelled yesterday afternoon. The same number will no longer run today.

Eurostar apologised for "any inconvenience caused" and recommended that those booked on cancelled trains exchange their tickets for travel on another date as "other services may also be subject to delay".

A spokesman attributed the problems to a faulty EDF electricity cable close to the high-speed line between the Channel Tunnel and Paris.

Eurostar advised passengers to check the website for updates. The problem hit travellers en route to Paris Fashion Week.


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