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Electrical fault shuts Channel tunnel between France and Britain

AFP
Published : Jun 24, 2018, 6:23 pm IST
Updated : Jun 24, 2018, 6:22 pm IST

No trains were stuck in the tunnel, officials said.

A spokesman said that the problem had been identified and current had been restored, but now everything needed to be checked. (Representative image | Asian age)
 A spokesman said that the problem had been identified and current had been restored, but now everything needed to be checked. (Representative image | Asian age)

Paris: Train services between France and Britain were suspended on Sunday due to an electrical problem in the tunnel linking the two countries, the train and tunnel operators said.

Traffic was blocked for two hours in the late morning due to a power outage on the French side, a spokesman for Eurotunnel told AFP.

"The problem has been identified and current has been restored but now we need to check everything, as we do after every outage," the spokesman added.

No trains were stuck in the tunnel, which travels for 31 miles (50 kilometres) under the English Channel, the company added.

Tags: english channel, eurotunnel, britain-france tunnel
Location: France, Île-de-France, Paris