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Johnny Depp among Eurostar passengers hit by delays

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Johnny Depp among Eurostar passengers hit by delays
Photo: AFP
08:15 CEST+02:00
A Eurostar train carrying 480 passengers had to be evacuated in northern France on Sunday with the actor Johnny Depp among those inconvenienced.

Hundreds of passengers had to be evacuated from a Eurostar train in northern France on Sunday and among those put out by the breakdown was Hollywood actor Jonny Depp.

The star was on board the London-bound train that became blocked on the rails on Sunday morning.

According to reports in France, the train ground to a halt after a fire alarm was triggered as it approached the Channel Tunnel. Reports claim there was smoke being emitted from the engine as it approached the gateway to the UK.

As a result, it couldn't enter the tunnel and passengers were forced to get off the train at the Calais-Frethun station, while they waited for an alternative Eurostar to arrive from Brussels to pick them up.

But at least the presence of the Pirates of the Caribbean star appeared to lessen the annoyance for many members of staff, who managed to persuade the actor to appear in a photo.

Depp's Eurostar train wasn't the only cross-Channel service hit by delays on Sunday. Eurostar said a power issue on the UK side of the tunnel caused disruption to several services.

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