The railway is always developing, and any organisation connected with it has to keep up with that evolution, as well as maintain its own standards. Eurotunnel's Director, Infrastructure, Daniel Hughes shares why the organisation chose to become an affiliate of the Rail Safety & Standards Board (RSSB).
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Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight have celebrated a sustainability milestone as the 33 millionth truck crosses the Channel aboard its Shuttle.
To celebrate the recent 28th anniversary of the Channel Tunnel, Global Railway Review’s Elliot Robinson looks at the tunnel infrastructure in more detail, the inner workings of the services, and highlights 15 of the tunnels’ most interesting facts.
Kathryn Oldale, Head of Strategy, Policy and Communications at DB Cargo (UK) Limited, details the ways that the organisation has been encouraging businesses to increase the volume of rail freight in the UK, particularly through the Channel Tunnel.
DB Cargo UK have hosted cross industry talks about the future of international rail freight, discussing ways to increase the volume of rail freight through the Channel Tunnel.
Getlink is to inaugurate a new cross-Channel Tunnel unaccompanied rail freight service for all transporters, which will operate 24 hours a day and six days per week.
When compared to 2019, Eurotunnel's Le Shuttle and Le Shuttle Freight both experienced declines in traffic as a result of the COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Deborah Merrens will begin in her new role as CCO at Eurotunnel Le Shuttle from 28 February 2020, following her predecessor stepping down in late 2019.
A quarter of all goods traded between the UK and the EU pass through the Channel Tunnel and it is essential that this trade is not affected by the consequences of Brexit in October 2019.
In the 25-year period since the opening of the Channel Tunnel, these shuttles have each travelled an average of 300 round trips per month.
Eurotunnel has been pre-empting the impact of Brexit, putting in place new measures to maintain the flow of trade and customers’ travel at the European Union border.
By reinforcing security whilst improving the flow of travellers at borders, passenger satisfaction will be improved.
Eurostar recorded a sharp increase in traffic over the whole of 2018 and has set a new all-time record with 10.97 million passengers.
Eurotunnel is currently working to ensure that new post-Brexit border controls will have no significant impact on Tunnel traffic.