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The Vital Link for 25 years
Eurotunnel's 2,700 team members manage the Vital Link that unites Great Britain 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:

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle - Getlink

  • 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 holds the Channel Tunnel Concession until 2086

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 2018


of trade in goods between the UK and continental Europe


trains used the Channel Tunnel in 2018

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