Reply To: No Eurostar trains for the remainder of today (Jan 17). Tunnel closed

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DavidGordon10
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There are incidents that we can remember – like the Mont Blanc tunnel disaster of 1999 and the Sierre tunnel coach crash of 2012 – but the interesting question is whether the Channel Tunnel has more or fewer of such incidents, whether minor or serious. It just feels to be more, but someone must have the hard data.

Interestingly, fire is often the problem, and goods vehicles often carry highly flammable cargoes. In contrast, when I took my car on the old Harwich – Esbjerg ferry, the main question I was asked at Harwich was about the flammability of the contents of the car boot. One bottle of olive oil is hardly at the scale of a truck laden with margarine.

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