Eurotunnel Opens Its Doors to the Public for the First Time as Part of the European Heritage Days

  Eurotunnel Opens Its Doors to the Public for the First Time as Part of the
  European Heritage Days

Business Wire

PARIS -- September 11, 2013

Regulatory News:

Groupe Eurotunnel SA (Paris:GET) will open its doors to the public on Saturday
14 and Sunday 15 September and run tours behind the scenes at the Tunnel on
both sides of the Channel. This is the first time that the Folkestone
installations have been opened up to the public in this way since operations
began.
Visitors will for the first time ever be able to go right to the heart of the
unique Channel Tunnel infrastructure, walking into the service tunnel, which
is normally only used by maintenance crews, and seeing up close how a Shuttle
works. They will be able to watch the loading of Passenger and Truck Shuttles
at the platform and will see first-hand the density of the traffic flows.

The longest undersea tunnel in the world is taking part in this European
initiative as a major element in the pan European transport infrastructure,
linking, as it does, Great Britain to continental Europe and now being
recognized as part of the cultural and tourist heritage of the South East of
England.
The 2013 edition of the European Heritage Days is a unique opportunity to see
inside places that are normally closed to the public and often little
understood, like the Channel Tunnel. Meeting the men and women who work behind
the scenes at the Tunnel will be an occasion to find out more about the
knowledge and skill that helps to run the Tunnel on a daily basis: the Channel
Tunnel is the most heavily used railway in the world, with nearly 400 trains
per day carrying, passengers, cars, coaches, trucks and freight between
Folkestone and Coquelles in just 35 minutes, 24 hours a day and 365 days a
year.

The 90 minute guided coach tours will show how customers make their way
through the transport system starting at check-in, then visiting the
platforms, the control centre and the Tunnel itself.

Contact:

Eurotunnel Press Contact:
For media enquiries contact:
John Keefe Consultant on + 44 (0) 1303 284491
Email: press@eurotunnel.com
or
For investor enquiries contact:
Michael Schuller on +44 (0) 1303 288749
Email: Michael.schuller@eurotunnel.com
 
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