MOSCOW, October 19 (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Eurotunnel suspended its train services in both directions after migrants stormed the Calais terminal on the French side. There were 30-minute delays at check-in, and up to two-hour delays on the terminal, according to media reports.
"Our Passenger service has now resumed. Please plan to check in on time for your booked departure. Thank you for your patience," the company said via Twitter.
Europe has seen a massive influx of migrants this year, as people flee conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa. Tens of thousands of migrants have been trying to cross into the United Kingdom via the Channel Tunnel between Folkestone in Britain and Coquelles in Calais, northern France. At least 16 people are reported to have died in the attempt.
Amid the migrant crisis, Channel trains have repeatedly been delayed. Earlier this month, Eurotunnel rail services were halted when over 100 migrants stormed the Calais terminal.