Eurotunnel reports surge in revenue
Channel Tunnel operator
Eurotunnel hiked revenue by a fifth in the first three months of
Sales rose to £187 million,
while traffic of all types increased.
Truck shuttles carried 364,724
vehicles, up 21% on the first quarter of 2011. The number of cars
edged up 7% to 427,739, while the number of coaches rose 11% to
10,615. Passenger numbers on Eurostar rose 4% to 2.235m.
Rail freight tonnage increased
2% to 313,000.
Jacques Gounon, Eurotunnel Group
chairman and chief executive officer, said the group had made
significant progress in an active market.
"Attention to customer needs,
transparent pricing and protection of the environment are the three
pillars of our service offer which is proving to be increasingly
attractive, especially as we approach the London 2012 Olympic
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