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xSnoofovich
05-08-2010, 13:13
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-10863075

Eurotunnel is investigating after passengers were taken from Folkestone to France and back again without being able to get off the train.

Seven vehicles were left on the train on Saturday because staff forgot to unload one of the wagons.

The error occurred after a fuel spill meant one of the wagons was left empty.

When the train reached Calais, staff unloaded the front cars but did not realise there were more cars behind the empty wagon.

'Very embarrassing'

Train crews realised what had happened while they were on the way back to Kent and made an announcement but were not able to do anything until they got back to Folkestone.

The passengers, who had to wait a further two-and-a-half hours to reach their destination, have been given a refund and offered a ticket for the next time they travel.

A spokesman for Eurotunnel said: "We have apologised profusely.

"Something like this has never happened before in our 16-year history and it's very embarrassing for us."

Voodoo
05-08-2010, 13:22
Why do I have this feeling that if you crossed Eurotunnel with the Moscow Metro you would end up with a service with the trains running on time, every time, arriving every few minutes and be dirt cheap?

Judge
05-08-2010, 13:30
Why do I have this feeling that if you crossed Eurotunnel with the Moscow Metro you would end up with a service with the trains running on time, every time, arriving every few minutes and be dirt cheap?

And a service that will never go on strike..

tvadim133
05-08-2010, 13:36
They have forgotten for the first time...and hope for the last.

ReallyGreatConcerts
05-08-2010, 18:37
Why do I have this feeling that if you crossed Eurotunnel with the Moscow Metro you would end up with a service with the trains running on time, every time, arriving every few minutes and be dirt cheap?


or you might get a Moscow civic transport system on which there are non-stop public announcements in five different languages and a trolley-service of coffee that costs 4.50 a cup.

AndreyS
05-08-2010, 18:43
or you might get a Moscow civic transport system on which there are non-stop public announcements in five different languages and a trolley-service of coffee that costs 4.50 a cup.

Really? (GC)
When I took Eurostar to Paris and back dinner was included.

Voodoo
05-08-2010, 18:44
or you might get a Moscow civic transport system on which there are non-stop public announcements in five different languages and a trolley-service of coffee that costs 4.50 a cup.

......that would regularly stop working in the winter due to the 'wrong kind of snow', or grind to a halt in a tunnel because of 'unanticipated temperature changes'.