Paws record for Channel Tunnel as holiday getaway families let train take strain
business editor Trevor Sturgess
Channel Tunnel shuttles smashed their own three-day record
by carrying more than 1,000 cats and dogs back to the UK on
The previous best was on January 3, when Eurotunnel's Le Shuttle
service carried 926 pets.
Another record was broken when the shuttles carried 200,000
passenger vehicles - or around one million passengers - over
Christmas and the New Year.
Eurotunnel said a period of intense traffic around the school
holidays broke all previous records for Le Shuttle.
Between December 14 and January 6, some 200,000 cars,
motorcycles, vehicles with trailers, caravans, camper vans and
coaches using the 35-minute service between the Cheriton and
Eurotunnel said this was equivalent to around one million
passengers, and the highest figure for a similar period since
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