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Monday 12 April 2010
Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar has bounced back from the low point of its catastrophic pre-Christmas breakdowns, it was revealed today.
Sunday 28 March 2010
Shareholders in Eurotunnel have objected to the proposed appointment of Patricia Hewitt, Labour's ex-health secretary, as a non-executive director after she appeared on the Dispatches television programme last week offering her lobbying services to a fictitious US consultancy.
Tuesday 09 March 2010
Profits at Eurotunnel collapsed last year as the business was hit by a tunnel fire and wintry weather, the firm said today.
Friday 26 February 2010
Full London to Brussels services run by Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar will resume on Monday March 1, it was announced today.
Monday 22 February 2010
Eurostar was investigating its latest embarrassing cross-channel train breakdown today which left more than 700 people stranded in darkness.
Wednesday 17 February 2010
The London-to-Brussels services of Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar was suspended for a third day today after the Belgian commuter rail disaster which has claimed at least 18 lives.
Friday 12 February 2010
The extent of Eurostar failures and the "appalling" conditions hundreds of its passengers endured while trapped on broken-down trains in the Channel Tunnel were highlighted today in an independent report into the pre-Christmas travel chaos.
Thursday 04 February 2010
Can it possibly work? Yesterday's Ministry of Defence green paper suggests that, to save taxpayers' money, Britain and France should co-operate more closely on military matters. It is a fact often forgotten that the two countries ceased fighting each other almost two centuries ago (leaving aside occasional misunderstandings in Africa, the Middle East, Twickenham etc). On the other hand, the history of Anglo-French collusion since the Battle of Waterloo has not been an entente tout à fait cordiale. Here is a brief guide to some of des hauts et des bas (ups and downs) of cross-Channel collaboration in the past two centuries.
Tuesday 19 January 2010
Transport Eurostar expects to pay around £10m in compensation for chaos in the Channel Tunnel before Christmas. The money will go to about 100,000 passengers, many of whom were stranded for hours when five trains broke down in the tunnel. In a letter of apology, Eurostar chief executive, Richard Brown, said: "We failed to deliver the standard of service you expect."
Friday 15 January 2010
The ice and snow covering swathes of the UK continued to melt away today - but the thaw may not herald the end of the bitter weather, forecasters said.
Monday 28 December 2009
A huge new station in the heart of London will be proposed in north-south, high-speed rail line plans which will be submitted this week to the Government.
Tuesday 22 December 2009
Sunday 20 December 2009
After 15 years of comparatively trouble-free operations, high-speed train company Eurostar is now facing huge challenges.
Sunday 20 December 2009
Eurostar trains are cancelled today while the rail company tries to get to the bottom of problems which left thousands of passengers trapped in the Channel Tunnel for hours.
Saturday 19 December 2009
Passengers arrived back in Britain today after spending the night trapped in the Channel Tunnel as wintry weather brought chaos to the Christmas get-away.
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