Eurotunnel inaugurates its newly refurbished "Victor Hugo" terminal in Folkestone
Eurotunnel has today inaugurated its newly refurbished and improved 5000m2 passenger terminal building in Folkestone bringing the 20 year old building fully up to date.
Reserved for the 10 million passengers who take the 30 minute Le Shuttle crossing to Calais each year, the terminal matches the highest international airport standards and, in keeping with the company’s environmental approach, reduces the consumption of water and energy. The UK’s leading travel retailer World Duty Free has supported the project in which Eurotunnel has invested 1 million euros and anticipates an increase in sales of up to 30%.
To add to the welcome, the terminal has been christened the “Victor Hugo Terminal”, clearly identifying it as the gateway to France. The Victor Hugo Terminal now offers a wide range of wines, spirits, perfumes and luxury goods, a specialist shopping area with a Travelex bureau de change and WHSmith for newspapers, books and magazines, and a food court.
The entrances and toilet areas have also been improved to increase the ease of access for disabled passengers.
Jo Willacy, Eurotunnel Commercial Director, said:
"This newly refurbished terminal building is a mark of Eurotunnel's commitment to improving the customer experience and a demonstration of our confidence in the health of the cross-Channel self-drive market".