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.
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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.
It has been revealed that 20 per cent of passengers who flew from London to Bordeaux in 2017 would switch to a rail service if one was available.
Railway operators are collaborating to determine a new international route, which could potentially be in operation within a few years…
27 June 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Eurotunnel has reaffirmed its vocation to facilitate exchanges between the UK and France following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union in a referendum held on 23 June.
3 May 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
François Gauthey has been appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Groupe Eurotunnel SE. Mr Gauthey took up his new role on 02 May 2016.