Eurotunnel adds new freight shuttles

In response to increasing demand and to reach its objective of transporting 2 million trucks in 2020, Eurotunnel has inaugurated recently the first of three new, third generation Freight Shuttles. Eurotunnel has invested EUR 40 million to acquire the three new, 800m long Freight Shuttles, each made up of 32 carrier wagons, three loaders and a club car for the truck drivers. Made to order by WBN Waggonbau Niesky GmbH for Eurotunnel, and benefitting from the latest developments in technology to ensure energy efficiency, strength and reliability, these three new Shuttles will strengthen the existing fleet and bring an additional 20% capacity, enabling Eurotunnel to offer up to 8 departures per hour.
“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,” Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Eurotunnel, said.

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