Freight News, Rail

Eurotunnel leading light passes on

[ March 18, 2016   //   ]

One of the people who made the Channel Tunnel a reality, André Bénard has died. Chairman of Eurotunnel during the construction phase alongside his UK counterpart, Sir Alastair Morton, he is described as one of the most important architects of the project, running the business from the signing of the concession agreement was signed in 1986 and the opening of commercial services in 1994.

Current chairman and chief executive, Jacques Gounon, described him as “a visionary who was determined to deliver the exceptional technical challenge” and that “so far more than 360 million people have benefited from his efforts”