03:49 GMT18 June 2021
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    Eurotunnel experienced new power supply problems Sunday morning and both tunnels have been closed again for two hours.

    LONDON, January 18 (Sputnik) — A day after suspending trains running between the United Kingdom and France due to a lorry fire, Eurostar was once again forced to cancel 11 trains on Sunday over a power outage.

    "Eurotunnel experienced new power supply problems this morning which meant that both tunnels were again closed for two hours," a message on Eurostar's website read.

    A travel update posted on Eurotunnel's website stated that the disruption in passenger service was due to "an incident in the Tunnel," causing delays of up to five hours.

    A crowd of some hundreds of people at the train station in London was offered to take the ferry across the channel or wait for services to resume.

    "This closure was a separate incident, unrelated to the problems experienced yesterday," Eurostar's service update continued.

    On Saturday, all high-speed Eurostar train services through the Channel Tunnel were halted due to smoke caused by a fire on a lorry in the north tunnel. Last November, over 1,000 Eurostar passengers were left stranded inside two high-speed trains due to a power outage on the rail link.


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