Eurostar has suffered yet another embarrassment after one of its trains broke down in southern England late last night, briefly stranding more than 700 people.
The company says it’s investigating an incident on Sunday night in which a Paris-to-London service broke down with its lights off just south of Ashford in southern England.
More than 700 passengers had to disembark along the tracks and take a replacement train which arrived about an hour later.
They arrived at London’s St. Pancras station just after 2:30 a.m. on Monday morning.
The breakdown comes two months after a series of weather-related failures trapped about 2,000 people underground for hours and snarled cross-channel traffic for days.