A Eurostar train running from Paris to London broke down last night at around 10pm near Ashford. The company said the locomotive had suffered a "major technical failure" (presumably one more complex than the frozen air intakes that knocked out most services in December). Fortunately for passengers and Eurostar's flatlining reputation, the 700 or so passengers affected last night were picked up by a replacement train within two hours, meaning they avoided the fate of those stuck in the tunnels pre-Christmas, who were reportedly forced to turn one carriage into an open toilet. Eurostar's woes aren't over yet, though: services to Brussels won't resume until early March following the fatal rail crash outside the Belgian capital last week.
Another Breakdown On Eurostar
Last Updated 22 February 2010