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More Eurotunnel delays at Folkestone after alert on freight train just days after Channel Tunnel chaos

09 July 2014
by KentOnline reporter

Eurotunnel passengers are facing more delays today because of a problem with a train - two days after Channel Tunnel chaos.

A freight shuttle stopped in the tunnel this afternoon with an "on-board alert" that needed inspecting by engineers.

It was fixed after about an hour by 2.30pm, but car passengers were still suffering one-hour delays at Folkestone.

Problems with a Eurotunnel freight train delayed passengers

Problems with a Eurotunnel freight train delayed passengers

Eurotunnel said freight services were also waiting for about an hour before check-in and another hour on the terminal.

A spokesman said: "We are sorry for this inconvenience."

It came just two days after Channel Tunnel travellers were hit by severe delays because of a power failure.

Eurotunnel passengers being evacuated after a power failure on Monday

Eurotunnel passengers being evacuated after a power failure on Monday

Almost 400 passengers had to be evacuated from a Eurotunnel train on Monday morning around a third of the way into the 30-mile tunnel.

They were taken on another service to France and had to wait all day to be ruinited with their vehicles.

However, over-running repair work meant passengers were still suffering long delays until yesterday afternoon.

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