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No Eurostar - Channel Tunnel close - September 11 & 12, 2008

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1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

For those that haven't heard and may be travelling in the next day or two on the Eurostar between London and Paris or Brussels, a fire has closed the tunnel. No trains have run through since 4 pm CET, and it looks likely that no trains will until mid-day tomorrow.

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Greg

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

Eurostar now saying that services are unlikely today. They are asking people to refund their tickets.

The fire apparently is still burning in the tunnnel as of 8:30 GMT.

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

From the Eurostar website:

Saturday 13 September 2008 – 06.00 (UK time) update
Eurostar has today resumed a limited service through the Channel Tunnel. Trains are operating through the single tunnel that is unaffected by the fire.

Eurostar is operating a temporary, reduced timetable. It expects to run up to 12 trains each way between London and Paris, up to six trains each way between London and Brussels, and the daily service each way between London and Disneyland Resort Paris. Trains will also serve Ashford International, Ebbsfleet International and Lille.