Power Lines Halt Eurostar Trains
Sep. 14, 2001
LONDON (AP) _ All passenger train service from Britain to France and Belgium was suspended Friday after power lines fell onto tracks near the entrance to the Channel Tunnel on the British side, disrupting travel for 10,000 people.
Limited service was expected to begin Saturday, but the Eurostar train line advised those who did not have to travel to rebook for other dates, a company spokeswoman said.
``We expect to be able to operate tomorrow,'' Leslie Retallack said. But service may be subjected to severe delays and cancellations, she added.
Two trains were in the tunnel _ one bound for Britain and the other for Paris _ when the lines came down. The trains were turned back. All other services were canceled.
The suspension of 30 runs affected about 10,000 passengers who had been due to travel between London and Paris or Brussels on Friday, Eurostar said.