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No fire in the tunnel…

October 19, 2010

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FACTBOX – Key facts on the Channel Tunnel

Oct 7 (Reuters) – A row has erupted over the choice of trains for the Channel Tunnel, with France challenging a decision by Eurostar to switch to a German manufacturer for its next generation of high-speed passenger trains.

Here are some key facts about the Channel Tunnel:

2010 – Eurostar train services to London are suspended in May due to a fire in the Channel Tunnel.

Your “Fact”  is incorrect.

There was no fire in the Channel Tunnel in 2010. Please remove this erroneous fact.

Kind regards, Eurotunnel Press Office

We corrected it to reflect that the event was a smoke alert: GBU Editor

The Eurotunnel freight train gets in the Channel tunnel near the Eurotunnel terminal of Coquelles near Calais, northern France July 1, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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