Smoke alert delays Channel Tunnel services

Eurotunnel train in the Channel Tunnel Services were hit by delays after the smoke alert but have since returned to normal

Cross-Channel rail services were hit by delays after smoke was seen coming from a maintenance train.

The Channel Tunnel was closed for about 45 minutes at about 05:30 BST.

Eurotunnel said checks were carried out but the smoke had come from engineering equipment and not a fire.

Eurostar said "two or three" services were slightly delayed but operations were now running normally. Eurotunnel also said there were residual delays but services were back to normal.

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