TITLE

Freight Shuttle Capacity

PUB. DATE
July 1999
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jul/Aug99, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Eurotunnel's own freight service would be developed as decided by the Eurotunnel board. The board has agreed upon a plan to increase the freight shuttle capacity over the period to 2003. This agreement came about because of the rapid growth of freight traffic from Great Britain to continental Europe. Such forecast have been seen to be growing, and would continue to grow in the coming years. The agreement called upon ordering four freight shuttles that would eventually be added to the existing three shuttles that are now in current use. The new shuttles would contain four new carrier wagons as opposed to the original ones, which only has 28 wagons. New initiatives to further develop the tunnels would be on their way in the coming months. The Eurotunnel will actively participate in the development of the rail freight services through the Channel Tunnel.
ACCESSION #
11940522

 

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