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16 killed in stampede for government jobs

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Eurostar hit by Belgian strike

Christmas travellers will have their getaway plans disrupted by a strike in Belgium on Thursday.

Power delays Eurostar services

High-speed Eurostar train services through the Channel Tunnel were severely disrupted today due to an electrical power supply problem near London.

Eurotunnel train strike threat

Channel Tunnel shuttle train services run by Eurotunnel are facing the threat of strike action by French unions over the Bank Holiday weekend.

French strike threat to Eurotunnel

Channel Tunnel shuttle train services run by Eurotunnel are facing the threat of strike action by French unions over the bank holiday weekend.

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The man who pays his way

Eurostar announce increase in passenger numbers

A big rise in American travellers helped Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar to increase passenger numbers in the first half of this year, it was announced today.

Detained: bus driver suspected of being hitman for Rwandan President

With his Belgian passport and job as a Brussels bus driver, Norbert Rukimbira would not have stood out as a suspected international assassin as he sat on board the Eurolines coach that pulled into the passport control building at Folkestone’s Eurotunnel terminal three weeks ago.

Holiday weekends boost Eurostar

Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar today reported a surge in Easter and royal wedding weekend passengers.

Eurotunnel reports 'surge' in bookings

Eurotunnel is enjoying what it described as a "substantial" surge in bookings as Britons take advantage of the extra bank holiday.

Eurostar enjoys passengers boom

Channel Tunnel high-speed rail company Eurostar carried an increased number of passengers in the first part of this year, it was announced today.

Government launches high-speed rail consultation

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond today launched a consultation on Government plans to "redraw" Britain's economic map by building a £32 billion high-speed rail network.

£33bn high-speed rail plans unveiled

Plans for a £33 billion high-speed rail (HSR) network from London to Birmingham and on to northern England were unveiled today by the Government.

Paris to overtake the Boris bike – by electric car

Here is a scene from the near future. Arriving at the Gare du Nord in Paris by Eurostar, you discover that, as usual, the taxi queue seems to stretch half-way back to the Channel Tunnel.

Get on the fast track to investment success

Plans for huge expansion of high-speed rail, both here and abroad, offer several good bets for investors, writes Jennifer Hill
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