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Eurostar eight hours late after hitting wild boar

The Local/AFP · 12 Nov 2015, 08:28

Published: 12 Nov 2015 08:28 GMT+01:00

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Eurostar traffic between London and Paris was disrupted Wednesday night after a train hit a wild boar in northern France,
the company said.

Train ES9050, which left London at 1900 GMT, was stopped for several hours following the collision shortly after crossing into France.

Eurostar said in a post on Twitter the passengers had been transferred onto another train to Paris at around 4:00 am local time (0300 GMT) on Thursday after it reached the northeastern French city of Lille.

It was supposed to arrive at 22:17 but in the end pulled into Paris at 06.30 on Thursday morning.


Several passengers took to social media to express their exasperation, with one user ironically tweeting: "We can take the Metro and RER to Paris and get there almost in time to get to work!"

By 7am on Thursday Eurostar said services had returned to normal and would be running on schedule.





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