Eurotunnel has added more capacity and increased the speed of its passenger trains to cope with higher demand during the Olympics.
An extra half shuttle has been added to transport more passenger vehicles through the tunnel and the speed of the passenger trains has gone up from 140kph to 160kph to knock five minutes off the journey.
As part of its ongoing partnership with Eurolines, coach transport provider for the Olympic Games, the timetable has been intensified to enable high levels of coaches to cross early in the morning so spectators can arrive in London in time for morning events.
Also, additional booths have been put into service to speed up frontier controls and increase the flow of traffic.
The announcement came as Eurotunnel revealed that revenues for the six months to June rose 14% to €473m compared with a year ago, although net profit was unchanged at €5m.
Eurostar passenger numbers rose by 3%.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012