Eurostar service resumes

22nd December 2009, Comments 0 comments

Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking Britain, France and Belgium is back on track today after a three-day suspension.

The first Eurostar trains pulled out of the Gare du Midi station in Brussels and the Gare du Nord station in Paris shortly after 8 o'clock this morning.

The train leaving from Brussels carried some 750 passengers, most of whom had been stranded for days.

Services between Brussels and London will be limited to three trains each way today. Other Eurostar trains leaving from Brussels were scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Priority will be given to passengers who have been stuck for days due to the technical problems. Eurostar services were suspended on Saturday, Sunday and Monday after five trains had broken down on Friday. The problems were caused by the winter conditions. It is said that the different temperatures in the Chunnel and outside caused condensation on the engines.

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