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Eurostar lines reopen after Dagenham track incident

Published 29/01/2016

Hundreds of Eurostar passengers have been stranded because of an incident at Dagenham Dock station
Hundreds of Eurostar passengers have been stranded because of an incident at Dagenham Dock station

Hundreds of passengers were left stranded on Eurostar trains after services were suspended because of a person near the track.

Trains were held after the incident at Dagenham Dock station which began at around 8pm, the company said.

A Eurostar spokeswoman said the decision to suspend travel had been made by British Transport Police before t he lines were reopened at around 11pm.

A number of passengers vented their frustration at the delays.

Passenger Becca Mundy said on Twitter: "Seriously @Eurostar we've been on the 7.34 for over 2 hours now, no movement at all. Surely it can't take this long to resolve issue?"

Emma Truswell added: "Ways I did not expect to be spending my Friday evening: stuck on the Eurostar somewhere near Rainham."

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