GET: Groupe Eurotunnel SA: A Record Start to the Summer for Eurotunnel: More
Than 33,000 Cars Carried by Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle from Great Britain to
UK Regulatory Announcement
Eurotunnel’s (Paris:GET) cross-Channel transport system, Le Shuttle, saw a
record start to the summer: from Thursday 25 July to Sunday 28 July a total of
33,280 cars were transported from Folkestone to Calais, demonstrating
Eurotunnel’s ability to adjust to peaks in demand.
In order to carry such a volume of vehicles, Eurotunnel’s Passenger Shuttles
carried out 758 missions and Eurotunnel had to maintain a high frequency of
departures for sustained periods with up to 5 departures per hour, meaning
that a shuttle left Folkestone every 12 minutes on average. Friday 26 July was
the busiest day of the week, with 10,347 passenger vehicles carried from
Folkestone to Coquelles.
Over the seven days to midnight on Sunday 28 July, almost 75,500 passenger
vehicles (74,397 cars and 1,026 coaches) travelled between Folkestone, Kent,
and Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais. This traffic level is close to the previous
record observed during the Olympic Games in August 2012.
Passengers who are now, more than ever, looking for transport which is both
fast and environmentally friendly prefer Le Shuttle, which can carry them
across the Channel in just 35 minutes.
Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Eurotunnel SA,
stated: “In a supply led market, this new record is testament to Le Shuttle’s
inherent efficiency and flexibility, with the implementation of an increased
capacity and additional departures. Our customers benefit from the
continuously increasing quality of our cross-Channel services”.
Eurotunnel Press Contact:
For media enquiries contact John Keefe Consultant on + 44 (0) 1303 284491
For investor enquiries contact Michael Schuller on +44 (0) 1303 288749
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