New all-time record: 36,285 Trucks transported on Eurotunnel Shuttles in one week
Eurotunnel, the world’s leading rolling motorway, transporting 1.5 million trucks each year, broke another record last week. From Monday 8 until Sunday 14 December 2014, a total of 36,285 trucks were carried between Folkestone, Kent and Coquelles, France, in both directions. This is the most sustained level of traffic ever seen in one week since the inauguration of Channel Tunnel services in 1994.
To manage this level of traffic required the commitment of all of the 2,500 staff. The 15 Truck Shuttles operated by Eurotunnel maintained a high frequency that reached one departure every ten minutes in each direction. With operations running 24/7 and 365 days a year, Eurotunnel’s Shuttles are the fastest way to cross the Channel, with a high departure frequency and a crossing time of just 35 minutes.
The Eurotunnel Truck Shuttle service also provides for the security of road hauliers. Trucks are controlled at the Coquelles terminal before loading and, due to the state of the art equipment employed drivers can ensure that their cargo conforms to the border control regulations laid down by the two states. This is an additional service offered by Eurotunnel to its customers for free. Eurotunnel has always invested its own, private resources to manage the growth in the flows of millions of vehicles which cross via the Tunnel each year, to ensure that safety, comfort and ease of use combine to provide the optimal service for its customers.