Eurostar trains halted by 'drops on line'

11th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

LILLE, France, Aug 11 (AFP) - Traffic on high-speed Eurostar rail lines linking Britain to France and Belgium was suspended for three hours Wednesday in order to repair signalling equipment damaged by humidity, officials said.

LILLE, France, Aug 11 (AFP) - Traffic on high-speed Eurostar rail lines linking Britain to France and Belgium was suspended for three hours Wednesday in order to repair signalling equipment damaged by humidity, officials said.  

The afternoon stoppage sparked delays on passenger trains from London to Paris and Brussels, as well as for freight shuttle services. Trains were back up and running at about 3:30 pm.  

Eurotunnel, the company that operates the Channel tunnel, said that the three-hour break had allowed technicians to correct the problems first noticed late Monday.  

Eurostar travellers on Tuesday experienced up to four-hour delays due to the problems, caused by summer storms. Some passengers hit by the shut-down were transferred to cross-Channel ferries.

© Expatica France with AFP

 

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