Eurostar nightmare ends as first train leaves Paris

The operator has pledged to resume limited services on Tuesday with priority given to passengers holding tickets from Saturday or Sunday.

Eurostar nightmare ends as first train leaves Paris

The three-day shutdown of the Eurostar rail service linking Paris and London ended early Tuesday as a train once again left the French capital for the Channel Tunnel and Britain.

The morning 8.09 a.m. service left the station with about 1,000 passengers still queuing for later trains.

Eurostar, owned by the French and Belgian state railway firms and by Britain, cancelled all services for three days in a row after some 2,500 people were trapped on trains inside the Channel Tunnel for up to 16 hours on Saturday.

The operator has pledged to resume limited services on Tuesday with priority given to passengers holding tickets from Saturday or Sunday.

Services are expected to be disrupted until Dec. 24 as backlogs are cleared on the service, which normally carries 40,000 people a day between Britain and continental Europe.



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Last Mod: 22 Aralık 2009, 16:46
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