Call our Sales Team on 0208 912 2120

Eurotunnel aims to speed up Le Shuttle

18th January 1996
Page 7
Page 7, 18th January 1996 — Eurotunnel aims to speed up Le Shuttle
Noticed an error?
If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it so we can fix it.

Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

• Eutotunnel's Le Shuttle service will be faster and more frequent this year, says the Channel Tunnel operator.

Eurotunnel freight director Christian Zbylut says there will be between three and four departures an hour, compared with two last year. Crossing time will remain at 35 minutes, but Eurotunnel aims to "cut the journey from motorway to

motorway from the M20 to the A16—down to 80 minutes, compared with 90 minutes today", says Zbylut. Waiting times would be reduced by modifying loading procedures and promoting the use of toll cards.

Le Shuttle claims a 47% market share on Dover-Calais HGV traffic, with a total of 390,922 trucks carried in 1995. A daily peak of 3,286 vehicles was reached on 29 November due to strikes at the port of Calais. This year Le Shuttle plans to

increase its HGV traffic by 50%.

E Food served on Le Shuttle is now prepared in Calais. "What drivers eat is extra-fresh," says Zbylut.


comments powered by Disqus