700 Stranded Passengers on Board a Eurostar for 8 Hours

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Some 700 passengers on a Eurostar from London were blocked for eight hours to Beugnâtre (Pas-de-Calais) after a fire on a locomotive

Some 700 passengers on a Eurostar from London were blocked for eight hours to Beugnâtre (Pas-de-Calais) after a fire on a locomotive.

Around 9pm on Sunday,  “about 700 passengers were stranded for 8 hours after an electrical incident must have happened in a locomotive causing a fire”, said Eurostar communications which states that firefighters intervened to extinguish the fire.

The electrical problem caused a power outage, so the travellers were stranded in the dark, said Eurostar passengers confirming the information posted on Twitter.

 

“Two diesel locomotives are then tow the train came far Arras station where passengers were transferred to another Eurostar”, the source said.

“The passengers arrived at 4.30am to Paris Nord, it was expected to arrive at 8.47pm“, the source said. 

“There were no injuries”, said the rescue.

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