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Cross-channel traffic could be disrupted for several weeks after a fire and explosion on a freight shuttle seriously damaged part of the Channel Tunnel yesterday.

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Rob Holden, the man who masterminded the high-speed Channel Tunnel rail link, has indi-cated that he is interested in becoming chairman of the £16bn Crossrail project.

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The parents of a disabled child have received an apology from police after being detained under the Terrorism Act as they made a day trip to France, it emerged today.

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Eurotunnel to tap investors in €900m rights issue

Eurotunnel will announce a €900m (£700m) rights issue today that it hopes will be the last piece of the massive financial restructuring at the long-stricken Channel Tunnel operator.

Eurostar credits move to St Pancras for boosting ticket revenues by 25 per cent

Five months ago, Eurostar executives were toasting the rail operator's successful move from Waterloo to St Pancras at the elegant champagne bar in its new terminal. They no doubt broke out the bubbly again yesterday after reporting record passenger numbers and revenues for the first three months of the year – as customers flock to the high-speed cross-Channel service which promotes itself as the eco-friendly transport of choice.

Station change boosts Eurostar

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The entente cordiale has made Britain and France, in theory at least, good neighbours for more than a century.

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