Cable fire disrupts Channel Tunnel services

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Eurostar trains to Paris are being badly disrupted by problems to its overhead power supply at one of its platforms in the Gare Du Nord.

The company's website said a cable had exploded and caught fire, meaning all power to platform six had to be shut down.

A statement also announced that trains would no longer be able to stop at Ashford and asked passengers not to travel today unless it was essential.

London to Brussels services have also been affected by this week's heatwave.

Eurostar chaos from Paris continues

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Eurostar is today again telling passengers only to travel from Paris to London "if absolutely necessary".

Its services have been hit once more by long queues caused by industrial action by French customs officers.

The officers are working to rule, and only one of the usual six X-ray machines is being operated.

The company, which has apologised, says tickets can be changed free of charge, or affected passengers can claim refunds.