Sunday, December 20, 2009

In Europe, 'Eurostar' Chunnel Train Service Breaks Down

They're going to have a bad travel week in western Europe as well. Service on the highly praised Eurostar train under the English Channel has been suspended after a series of breakdowns that left several thousand passengers stranded in darkness under the channel for up to 16 hours.

The Eurostar gets you between London and Paris or Brussels in about two hours using the 31-mile so-called Chunnel under the English Channel -- or is supposed to. No indication at all tonight on when the train might get back on track.

Here's a report in the Guardian newspaper.


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