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Eurotunnel announces record breaking year for Le Shuttle Freight

23 December 2015  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review

Eurotunnel has revealed Le Shuttle Freight carried a record number of trucks on services to and from Folkestone and Coquelles during 2015.

Eurotunnel announces record breaking year for Le Shuttle Freight

© Eurotunnel

Less than a week after Le Shuttle Freight carried the 23 millionth truck through the Channel Tunnel since commercial services started, Eurotunnel has hit a new all-time record, beating the previous high set in 2012, the year of the London Olympic Games.

Buoyed by the new truck terminal security put in place in October 2015, Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle Freight service has had a record year in 2015, carrying more than 1,464,880 trucks in both directions between Folkestone (Kent) and Coquelles (Pas-de-Calais). This is the highest level of traffic generated since the start of commercial services and has been achieved more than a week before the year end.

Le Shuttle Freight carried 1,464,880 trucks in 2015

Eurotunnel believes, ‘this extraordinary performance is proof of the confidence that transporters from across Europe have in Eurotunnel and its staff and is recognition of the competitive advantages of the Shuttle service, compared to ferries, with its high departure frequency, 24 hours per day, and 365 days per year.’

Eurotunnel has ordered 3 new Truck Shuttles to make the most of the 45 percent infrastructure capacity still available.

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