Rail Freight

ON 28 April, Eurotunnel inaugurated the first of three new, third-generation freight shuttles. The three 800-metre long shuttles are 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 at a cost of €40 million, the three new shuttles will strengthen the existing fleet and bring an additional 20% capacity, enabling Eurotunnel to offer up to eight freight departures per hour.

Investment: part of the new fleet at Coquelles. Brian Stephenson
Welcoming the new fleet: Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Eurotunnel (left) with Xavier Bertrand, President of the Hauts-de-France Region at Coquelles on 28 April. Brian Stephenson