12 September 2008 – 16.30 (UK time) update
Due to the incident involving a Eurotunnel shuttle train in the Channel Tunnel on Thursday 11 September, Eurostar is unable to operate any services today, Friday 12 September.
Until Eurotunnel and the emergency services have undertaken their assessment of the incident, Eurostar is unable to say when services will resume.
Eurostar must await permission from Eurotunnel before it is able to re-start operations.
Once the single tunnel that is unaffected by the fire is re-opened, Eurostar hopes to begin a limited service with longer journey times.
Eurostar is therefore advising all travellers who hold Eurostar tickets for today, Saturday 13 September and Sunday 14 September that they should seek alternative means of making their journeys.
Travellers holding tickets for travel today, Saturday and Sunday are also able to exchange their tickets for travel at a later date, or get a full refund.
Eurostar will issue a further update when more information becomes available.
Somewhat disingenuously Eurostar claims this is an "update".
The last press release from the company was on Wednesday afternoon and concerned bikes on trains!