25 January 2018 will go down in history of The Eurotunnel Group. Despite the unrest resulting from Brexit and the wave of illegal immigrants, after almost a decade, Eurotunnel beat its day record from before the crisis.
Last week, The Eurotunnel Group marked another record. After last year’s best summer season (564 thousand trucks between 17 July and 3 September), this is another great piece of information for the English Channel management, especially when confronted with the migration crisis and the inevitably upcoming Brexit.
On 25 January 2018, a total of 7,023 trucks used the services of Eurotunnel. That is 3 percent more than 13 March 2008 when The Eurotunnel Group registered the best result in history, just before the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers which caused the global crisis.
New transport systems in Eurotunnel
Eurotunnel owes its record, among others, to the latest generation of transport systems and the increase in the tunnel’s capacity (7 departures every hour in both directions).
Last year, around 1.637 billion vehicles travelled through the tunnel, which is slightly less than in 2016 (about 1.641 billion).
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