Channel Tunnel delays after LeShuttle train break down

Channel Tunnel delays after LeShuttle train break down

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LeShuttle services were facing delays after a train travelling from Calais to Folkestone broke down in the Channel Tunnel.
 
As many as 500 people had to be evacuated from the tunnel following the stoppage at about 5.30pm yesterday.
 
The failed train was towed back to Folkestone with the passengers' cars and belongings on board.
 
A Eurotunnel spokesman told the BBC that between 400 and 500 people were affected after a "technical incident" forced the train to stop mid-tunnel.
 
A rescue train had to first travel back to Calais before going to the UK.
 
LeShuttle said on its website this morning: “Our passenger service [from Folkestone] is currently operating with some timetable disruption, this is due to an earlier incident on the tunnel which has now been resolved.
 
“There is a waiting time of approximately 60 minutes on the terminal. 
 
“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this will cause to your journey.”

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