The company was forced to sound the alarm after the 19:01 from London to Paris hit a wild boar just after leaving the Channel Tunnel. Hundreds of Eurostar passenger were stuck on the train for many hours. The crash damaged the train that could only be taken to Lille Station late in the evening.
The unfortunate passengers had to make their way to Paris on a replacement train and only arrived at 6:30 AM. The incident also led to delays for other Eurostar services.