Eurotunnel plans to develop cross-Channel railfreight
Group Eurotunnel has decided to reinforce its efforts to support the development of its cross-Channel railfreight traffic. The goal is to double the number of trains to 5,000 per year in 2018. Under the Eurotunnel incentive for capacity additions (Etica) the group will be extended to five new categories of traffic (new car transport, food and drink transported in conventional full train loads, consumer goods, logistics flows, manufactured goods and permanent distribution and service flows for railfreight suffering from obstacles outside the fixed link).
In addition, the charges for off peak hours (from 23.00 to 07.00 on weekdays) will be reduced by 25%, and the charges for access during maintenance periods will also be lowered. Finally, Eurotunnel has said that it will not increase its freight charges until the end of 2018. (ben)