Eurotunnel Group manages all operation of Channel Tunnel (often referred as Chunnel) which is a tunnel connecting two main cities of UK (London) and France (Paris). Eurotunnel operates Eurotunnel Shuttle services between Folkestone in Britain and Calais in France, which is used to transmit road vehicles through Chunnel by rail. Eurotunnel group also earns revenue on freight services by DB Schenker and Eurostar passenger train.
Eurotunnel Group came in to existence on August 13, 1986 when it was decided to construct a connecting tunnel between Britain and France. TransManche Link was given the contract and total cost of £9.5bn occurred in making of tunnel most of which was collected through debt. The company went in to huge loss during first year of its operation in 1994, because of heavy interest on debt and less revenues from passengers. However after several restructuring plans it finally announced a profit of around 1 million Euros in 2007. Since then its net profits is increasing till date with around 2500 employees working in company.
While booking your car you need not to provide any registration number so you can always take any hired car. All you need to provide is the type of vehicle, height of car and a confirmation that car is not equipped with LPG tank. You can also add bicycles, roof rack to your car provided that height of vehicle must not exceed 1.85 meters. If height of vehicle exceeds that limit you will need to amend your booking.
Locomotive used for Eurotunnel services consists of 58 Class 9 Electric locomotives that is used for vehicle shuttles with a speed of 160 km/h, 16 Class 92 Electric locomotives that are used by Europorte Channel for freight services and runs with a speed of 140 km/h, 5 Class 0001 Diesel Locomotives used as Rescue locomotive and 12 Diesel Locomotives used for Shunting purpose.
Using Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is beneficial to those who want to enjoy independence of travelling by their own vehicle to the continent. Using Channel tunnel shuttle service which is the fastest cross channel transport method lets you complete the journey in just 35 minutes.
Take a road trip this summer and explore France and beyond in the familiar comfort of your car, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way.
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