Tun­nel’s fes­tive record

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kent Business Update -

Cross Chan­nel op­er­a­tor Euro­tun­nel set a record for pas­sen­ger num­bers over the Christ­mas pe­riod.

From De­cem­ber 13 to Jan­uary 5, Le Shut­tle car­ried 210,000 pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cles in both di­rec­tions be­tween Folke­stone and Pas-de-Calais, equiv­a­lent to about 900,000 peo­ple.

It beat the pre­vi­ous record of 200,000 cars, mo­tor­cy­cles, ve­hi­cles with trail­ers, car­a­vans, camper vans and coaches.

The feat was made pos­si­ble by an in­crease in the num­ber of ser­vices over the hol­i­days.

Another record fell dur­ing the same pe­riod, with nearly 1,400 dogs and cats trav­el­ling on Le Shut­tle on Satur­day, Jan­uary 4, re­turn­ing from France to the UK.

This beats the pre­vi­ous daily record, set on Au­gust 31 last year when 1,163 pets were car­ried.

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