Eurostar and Eurotunnel services delayed eight hours by broken rail

Services are sharing one track while specialists carry out repairs

Samuel Osborne
Sunday 20 December 2015 22:02
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A Eurostar train emerges from the Channel Tunnel, owned by EuroTunnel
A Eurostar train emerges from the Channel Tunnel, owned by EuroTunnel

Eurostar and Eurotunnel services are delayed by about eight hours by a broken rail in the Channel tunnel.

Services are sharing one track while specialists carry out repairs.

Eurostar has urged its customers to postpone their journies.

A Eurotunnel spokesperson said: "Our passenger service is currently operating with some timetable disruption, this is due to a technical fault in the Tunnel which is in the process of being resolved.

"There is a waiting time of approximately 90 minutes before check in and 6 hours on the terminal. We regret that we are currently unable to sell tickets to non reserved customers.

"We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this will cause to your journey. "

Services from Calais are operating on schedule.

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