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New Eurotunnel's Plan Will Cut 50 % of Charges


Eurotunnel, managing the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France, declared its commitment to reduce the current level of track access charges imposed on rail freight operators up to 50%, a decision highly welcomed by the European Commission, as it is expected to double rail freight circulation in the Channel Tunnel.
In the words of Vice-President Kallas, Eurotunnel’s announcement “Should pave the way for more freight to use the Channel Tunnel and at lower prices. It stands to unblock a major bottleneck in Europe’s transport network. This is good news for Europe’s businesses that rely on effective and competitively priced transport services and good news for consumers they serve. It is also good news for the environment, as rail is the most energy-efficient way of transporting goods."
More information is available on the EC website.