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Eurostar bounces back from pre-Christmas breakdowns

Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar has bounced back from the low point of its catastrophic pre-Christmas breakdowns, it was revealed today.

Shareholders urge Eurotunnel board to reject Hewitt

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.

Eurotunnel profits collapse after fire and wintry weather

Profits at Eurotunnel collapsed last year as the business was hit by a tunnel fire and wintry weather, the firm said today.

Full Brussels Eurostar service from Monday

Full London to Brussels services run by Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar will resume on Monday March 1, it was announced today.

Eurostar launches probe into new breakdown

Eurostar was investigating its latest embarrassing cross-channel train breakdown today which left more than 700 people stranded in darkness.

Eurostar services suspended for third day



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.

Eurostar rapped over Channel Tunnel breakdown

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.

France and Britain: A history of relations

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.

Eurostar to pay £10m in compensation

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."

Thaw brings respite but big freeze could return

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.

Plans for huge new rail station in central London

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.

Don't blame us – it was the wrong kind of snow

Stranded passengers hoping coaches will take them to ferry terminals as tensions mount at St Pancras and Gare du Nord

Eurostar troubles baffle the rail experts

After 15 years of comparatively trouble-free operations, high-speed train company Eurostar is now facing huge challenges.

Eurostar cancels services amid chaos

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.

Thousands spend night trapped in Channel Tunnel

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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