Eurotunnel have inaugurated the first of three new, third generation Freight Shuttles.
In response to high demand and to reach the objective of transporting 2 million trucks by 2020, Eurotunnel has invested €40 million in three new, 800 metre long freight shuttles with 32 carrier wagons, three loaders and a club car.
Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Eurotunnel, stated:
"With the entry into service of three new Freight Shuttles, for the first time since January 1999, Eurotunnel starts a new phase of its development by offering, on top of the speed of crossing, an unrivalled frequency of departure".
The three new shuttles will strengthen the existing fleet and bring an additional 20% capacity, enabling up to 8 departures per hour.