Eurostar train traffic resumes after electrical problem

Eurotunnel, which operates the train tunnel beneath the English Channel, said in a tweet that delays of up to three hours in both directions are expected.

By: AP | Paris | Published:October 19, 2016 1:44 am
Eurotunnel, Eurotunnel train, tunnel,  Eurostar traffic, Eurostar britain, latest news, latest world news Travelers walk through St Pancras International train station in London, as Eurotunnel trains were suspended on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. An electrical supply problem in the train tunnel beneath the English Channel has blocked Eurostar traffic between Britain and the European continent. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Train service between Britain and the European continent has resumed after a lengthy stoppage but officials are warning of continued delays on the line.

Eurotunnel, which operates the train tunnel beneath the English Channel, said in a tweet that delays of up to three hours in both directions are expected.

An electrical supply problem in the train tunnel blocked Eurostar traffic Tuesday, causing delays for hundreds of travelers. Officials blamed an electrical outage.

The blockage left passengers in London and Paris stuck while they wait for it to be resolved. Technical problems and strikes occasionally cause delays or stoppages on Eurostar trains.