Eurotunnel to Double Trains from London by 2030

Eurotunnel
Written by Binayak Karki

Since its opening to passenger trains in November 1994, the Channel Tunnel has primarily been serviced by Eurostar for 29 years.

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By 2030, Eurotunnel’s head, Yann Leriche, aims to include Cologne, Frankfurt, and Geneva on the train departure boards from London.

Yann anticipates increased competition with Eurostar from new players, aiming to expand direct rail routes from the UK, potentially doubling their current number.

Eurotunnel operates the infrastructure between Folkestone and Calais, overseeing the LeShuttle car service, truck-carrying trains, and allowing freight trains and Eurostar passenger expresses through the tunnel. Eurotunnel charges €20 (£17) for each passenger traveling on Eurostar trains.

Since its opening to passenger trains in November 1994, the Channel Tunnel has primarily been serviced by Eurostar for 29 years. Eurostar, operating from London St Pancras International, connects travelers to destinations such as Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam.

In an event ahead of Eurotunnel’s 30th anniversary, Mr. Leriche highlighted the available capacity for additional operators within the tunnel. He emphasized that introducing new rail links would enhance “low-carbon mobility between the UK and Continental Europe.”

WHAT TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS ARTICLE:

  • Eurotunnel operates the infrastructure between Folkestone and Calais, overseeing the LeShuttle car service, truck-carrying trains, and allowing freight trains and Eurostar passenger expresses through the tunnel.
  • Since its opening to passenger trains in November 1994, the Channel Tunnel has primarily been serviced by Eurostar for 29 years.
  • Yann anticipates increased competition with Eurostar from new players, aiming to expand direct rail routes from the UK, potentially doubling their current number.

About the author

Binayak Karki

Binayak - based in Kathmandu - is an editor and author writing for eTurboNews.

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