Dec 21, 2009

Thousands stranded in trains under English Channel

Four Eurostar passenger trains broke down in the Channel Tunnel, sometimes called the Chunnel, between France and Britain, stranding more than 2,000 passengers for hours Saturday, many without heating, light or water.

Eurostar executives suspended service, blaming the breakdowns in the trains from Paris on wintry weather conditions on the French side of the English Channel.