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Eurotunnel hopes to clear backlog

July 25, 2015 6:13 pm

Eurotunnel says it hopes to clear its backlog of passengers overnight and run a normal service on Sunday.

At one stage on Saturday it said there were delays of up to five hours, partly caused by migrants storming its terminal in France on Friday night.

It said there was now a 60-minute boarding delay in Kent. Services from Calais are on schedule.

Passengers have been advised to arrive on time when they travel on Sunday, rather than turn up early.

Eurotunnel services have been hit by strikes and migrants trying to stow away on lorries, in their attempts to cross from France to the UK, for weeks.

Shortly before midnight on Friday, Eurotunnel was forced to briefly suspend services after migrants accessed the Eurotunnel terminal on the French side.

The operator said that caused a backlog of delays, on top of traffic issues, which it was working through on Saturday.