Fire forces the Eurotunnel to shut down

September 11th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by admin  

Eurotunnel Logo There have been reports of fire on the Eurotunnel, forcing it to be shut down temporarily.

All train traffic through the Channel Tunnel, which links England and France, has been suspended amid several reports of a fire inside.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service says the Eurotunnel fire is on the French side and officers are entering the tunnel to investigate.

So far there have been no reports of any damage or injuries. Initial reports from the BBC and the Associated Press indicate that all passengers in the Eurotunnel fire are safe.

Eurotunnel plc (in the UK) and Eurotunnel SA (in France) make up the Eurotunnel Group, founded in August 1986, which manages and operates the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France.

It operates the car shuttle and earns revenue on other trains (freight by EWS and SNCF and passenger service by Eurostar) passing through the tunnel. However, passenger numbers are around one-third of the original projections.

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