Eurostar train held at Calais reaches London after 16-hour delay

Eurostar train held at Calais reaches London after 16-hour delay

Exhausted passengers describe how train was held close to Channel tunnel as police tried to remove people from roof of train

Exhausted passengers delayed for 16 hours on a Eurostar train have arrived back in London after spending the night outside Calais with police attempting to remove people from the roof of the train.

The London-bound train was held close to the Channel tunnel for hours as police and a helicopter searched the roof, as well as under the train, with passengers sitting in darkness after power was switched off.

The arrival of the #eurostar to collect us has now been pushed back to 8:30. This is becoming a fiasco. pic.twitter.com/N4R38M1wwM

The confusion at 6.15 this morning. Finally on our way back to London now w/ an eta of 10.50 – 14 hours late! #delays pic.twitter.com/A4NhcIffn7

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Source: Guardian Transport

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