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Eurostar resumes after fire alert briefly halts rail traffic

Updated: 2010-05-15 19:37
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LONDON - Eurostar rail service resumed  Saturday morning after a fire alarm in the channel tunnel briefly  halted traffic between Britain and France.    

Rail operations were suspended from 7:15 am to 9:20 am local time because of smoke coming from a train shuttle, a Eurostar  spokewoman said. 

The spokeswoman said that all passengers were evacuated into the service tunnel within about 10 minutes.An alarm malfunction on a freight train was the probable cause  of the disruption, she said.More than 400 passengers in a Eurostar train were evacuated two months ago because of a fire alarm.  Enditem