Calais migrant crisis: Eurostar passengers reveal ‘appalling’ experience
2 September 2015
From the section UK
Eurostar passengers stranded overnight in Calais have returned to London, saying they were left on a dark train for more than four hours as migrants climbed onto their carriages.
A Paris-to-London service was forced to stop near Calais on Tuesday night after migrants got on to the tracks.
The train then developed a technical fault, with passengers finally arriving at St Pancras at about 11:00 BST.
Passengers said their experience had been “horrendous” and “appalling”.
The Eurostar train was stopped following reports of migrants climbing on trains about 1.2 miles (2km) from the Channel Tunnel.
Two trains also had to turn back on Tuesday night – one to London and one to Paris – as the track was blocked between 21:45 and 02:23 local time.
Source:: BBC UK