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Tunnel takes a quarter of UK-EU trade, says study

Eurotunnel and EY and Eurotunnel have published a new study which reveals that the Channel Tunnel facilitates UK-EU trade worth almost €140 billion each year –  more than a of all business between the UK and the EU. The Economic Footprint of the Channel Tunnel in the EU, demonstrates the integral role played by the fixed link in the transportation of goods, freight and people. It shows for the first time the detail of ... [+]

New rail service links London with Duisburg – and beyond

GB Railfreight and Transfesa have launched a new Channel Tunnel rail service between London Gateway and Duisburg, Germany, on behalf of CMA CGM Logistics. The inaugural train left London Gateway rail terminal on 10 April. The new service will offer onward connections to other destinations, including Poland and China. Initially, it ... [+]

More power for Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel has awarded GE Power’s Grid Solutions a contract to improve the power supply in the Channel Tunnel. The tunnel operator said it would increase the power and stability of its network at peak demand, when eight trains are running simultaneously. . [+]

Shuttle surges to new record

Le Shuttle Freight traffic rose 10% in January to a new record of 144,272 trucks, said tunnel operator, Getlink. For the first time, Le Shuttle Freight carried more than 7,000 trucks in one day, on 25 January. In January 2018, passenger traffic on Le Shuttle remained stable with 152,068 vehicles carried, ... [+]

Brexit? Bring it on!

Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle Freight service transported 128,321 trucks in December 2017, a decrease of 3% compared to the same month in 2016. It moved more than 1.637 million for 2017 as a whole, compared with 1.642m in 2016, a fall of 0.3%. [+]

Boris moots drive-through Channel crossing

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson suggested that ‘drive through’ road bridge could one day be built across the Channel at a summit between Prime Minister Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron yesterday (18 January). The foreign secretary has made similar suggestions in the past, so far without result. Plans for a combined bridge and ... [+]

December droop for Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle Freight service transported 128,321 trucks in December 2017, a decrease of 3% compared to the same month in 2016. It moved more than 1.637 million for 2017 as a whole, compared with 1.642m in 2016, a fall of 0.3%. [+]

Eurotunnel rebrands as Getlink

Groupe Eurotunnel has rebranded itself as Getlink. The new identity comprises four commercial brands – Eurotunnel Le Shuttle and Le Shuttle Freight; private French rail operation Europorte; ElecLink, a planned electrical interconnector between the UK and France; and private European railway training centre, CIFFCO. [+]

Eurotunnel sells ferries

Eurotunnel Group has sold the two ferries used on its former MyFerryLink operation to DFDS. The Berlioz (now Côte des Flandres) and Rodin (now Côte des Dunes) will transfer to their new owner under the terms agreed June 2015. [+]

More wagons roll for Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel is taking delivery of its first new shuttle rolling stock since 1999, in response to surging freight demand. It introduced the first of three new 35-wagon freight shuttle trains (32 truck carrying wagons and three loading wagons) in February, with a further two due to go into service in ... [+]

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