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Eurostar évacué : le trafic encore perturbé mardi

Par Marie Mutricy, France Bleu mardi 8 juillet 2014 à 10:23

Des Eurostars annulés à cause d'un problème électrique dans le Tunnel sous la Manche
Des Eurostars annulés à cause d'un problème électrique dans le Tunnel sous la Manche © MaxPPP

Plusieurs centaines de passagers ont été évacués d'un train Eurostar tombé en panne lundi dans le Tunnel sous la Manche, à cause d'un problème électrique. La panne a provoqué de gros retards entre la France et la Grande-Bretagne.

Lundi matin à 6h30, un problème de caténaire (les câbles qui alimentent les trains en éléctricité) a bloqué un Eurostar, qui traversait vers la France dans le Tunnel sous la Manche. Il a fallu transférer les 382 passagers présents dans les wagons par le tunnel de service , vers un autre train vide, puis extraire la navette et l'acheminer en France pour que les clients récupèrent leur voiture.

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Des passagers évacués du Tunnel sous la Manche - saisie d'écran de la BBC
](http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28206532#?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter "L'évacuation des passagers dans l'Eurotunnel, filmée par un voyageur")Cliquez sur l'image pour regarder la vidéo tournée par la chaîne anglaise BBC avec des passagers en train d'évacuer le Tunnel sous la Manche. Au total, lundi, 7 trains ont été annulés entre Londres et Paris et entre Londres et Bruxelles , la fermeture d'une partie du Tunnel a également entrainé des retards de plus de 2 heures .

Mardi matin, les réparations étaient encore en cours, et une partie du Tunnel toujours bloquée. Quatre Eurostar vers Paris, Londres et Bruxelles ont déjà été supprimés et les retards pourraient avoisiner une heure. Le problème devrait être résolu "dans la matinée" selon un porte-parole d'Eurotunnel.