Migrant 'Invasion' Halts Channel Tunnel Trains

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    http://news.sky.com/story/1563124/migrant-invasion-halts-channel-tunnel-trains
     
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    Eurostar's famed reliability under threat?

    At the weekend, Dr Julia Reid MEP tweeted: "Owing to recent problems with the Channel Tunnel I've given up on travelling to Brussels on Eurostar. Now flying to Brussels".

    In another tweet she added: "As an MEP I have to use reliable public transport. Unfortunately Eurostar delays have meant me, & others, missing meetings".

    I am sure I'm not alone in thinking other business people must now be thinking the same?

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/102112/eurostar-famed-reliability-under-threat
     
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    It was much the same when I tried to get from Munich to Salzburg two weeks ago. I could get as far as Freilassing on the Germany-Austria border, and I had to walk an hour into Austria to get a local train at the end of the line in Salzburg. There weren't any cabs or buses (we had been told the border was closed by a bus driver shuttling refugees with the police). Glad my rollaboard had a good set of wheels on it for the trek. Walked past a couple hundred migrants at the border crossing on tarps and in tents.

    That route was supposed to be stopped through October 4. Haven't checked today to see if it reopened.

    Crossing the border:

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