عودة القطارات بين فرنسا و بريطانيا

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Eurostar, the company behind the London to Paris train service has now resumed operation of its high-speed trains after three days with no service.

The company's finance director Ian Nunn told the BBC that they have trains moving now and they are getting people on to trains.

However this comes after hundreds of people were not able to board their trains.

Some passengers were also stuck for many hours in trains that got stuck in the channel tunnel itself.

Mr Nunn apologised to customers saying: "We're terribly sorry for the discomfort we've put them through over the last few days and it's great to see that we're being able to make some inroads into the backlog and get people home."

Passenger Stephanie Budd, 34, from Wallington in Surrey, finally arrived at St Pancras after taking her four children to Disneyland Paris.

She said: "The lack of information has been awful. Since Friday we have not known when we would be able to get home.

"It just was not explained that this would take so long. I'm so angry."

The problems began on Friday, when five Eurostar trains broke down in the tunnel after condensation affected electrical systems.

Another train, which had been laid on to try to clear the backlog, suffered the same fate as it left the tunnel in Kent on Saturday night.

Eurostar trains were taken out of service while it tried to rectify the problem, causing a massive backlog of stranded passengers on both sides of the Channel.

The problems with Eurostar had a knock-on effect for Eurotunnel train services carrying cars and lorries through the tunnel.

Heavy winter conditions usually affect many transport systems in Europe with many trains in London and other parts of the UK being cancelled because of heavy snow.

Even though companies spend millions to try and protect themselves from the snow, they still lose millions more when their services are affected by adverse weather conditions.

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Eurostar يوروستار - شركة قطارات resumed استأنف discomfort عدم الراحة explained شرح condensation تكثيف rectify صحح backlog تراكم cancelled الغى adverse سلبية