Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The traffic in the tunnel under the Channel stopped in both senses – The Figaro

A power problem caused a power outage in the tunnel.

The traffic in the tunnel under the Channel was completely stopped on Tuesday afternoon in both directions, both for the Eurostar and for the shuttles piggyback transport Eurotunnel following a power problem, a-t-on learned from the companies.

The traffic was suspended around 15: 00 (Paris time) and the company has no “visibility” about the time of resumption of the traffic, said a spokesperson of the railway cross-channel Eurostar train.

there was no Eurostar or shuttle Eurotunnel inside the tunnel under the English Channel, said a spokesman from Eurotunnel, specifying that the traffic had been stopped “for security”.

According to this source, the stopping of traffic would be due to “a concern of electrical power between a catenary and the trains.”

teams Of Eurotunnel are currently on site to inspect the electrical installations of the tunnel, said the spokesman.


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