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The Vital Link for more than 25 years
Eurotunnel's 2,700 team members manage the Vital Link that unites the United Kingdom and the European continent.

A Vital Link in Europe

Eurotunnel makes an important contribution to the economic vitality of Europe, by bringing people, business and culture together:

  • The Channel Tunnel is the fastest, easiest and most reliable way to cross the Channel
  • The Fixed Link is the only cross-Channel service open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Eurotunnel is to date the only operator on the Short Straits to have published a carbon footprint report since 2007 and offers by far the most environmentally-friendly cross-Channel service.

World leader in piggyback transport

Eurotunnel operates and directly markets Shuttle services through the Tunnel:

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  • Eurotunnel Le Shuttle transports cars, coaches, motorcycles and camper-vans and their passengers onboard its 9 Passenger Shuttles between Folkestone and Coquelles.
  • Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight enables HGVs to cross the Channel on board its 18 Truck Shuttles, with one departure every 8 minutes on average.


Eurotunnel, which holds the Channel Tunnel Concession until 2086, also offers a Railway Network to operators and manages safely and efficiently the circulation of the following services:

  • High-speed Eurostar passenger trains
  • Rail freight trains.

million people travelled through the Tunnel in 2019


of trade in goods between the UK and continental Europe


trains used the Channel Tunnel in 2019

Eurotunnel’ strengths

  • A strong and lasting territorial rooting in the Kent and Calais regions
  • Teams skilled in managing complex infrastructures and railway jobs
  • A range of services helping to meet environmental challenges
  • A corporte culture based on ethics, joint commitment and customer value
  • The cross-Channel Fixed Link, the fastest and the most environmentally-friendly way to cross the Short Straits between the United Kingdom and continental Europe
  • A very long-term Concession (until 2086) with a secure legal framework.

Our promises to customers

  • SAFE: never compromise on safety
  • GREEN: provide eco-responsible services
  • SMART: digitalise to provide an enhanced experience for the well-being of people
  • PREMIUM: offer a unique and high-quality travel experience and services.
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