Published: 08:40, 11 July 2019
| Updated: 08:42, 11 July 2019
Channel Tunnel bosses have blamed political uncertainty and the impact of Brexit for its latest monthly crossing figures, which saw a drop in both passenger and freight traffic.
It blamed that on the "weakness in the automotive sector" which it says has been "slow to restart after spring shutdowns".
Many manufacturers produced an increase in vehicles ahead of the original March 29 Brexit date but then slowed production subsequently.
Since the start of the year, nearly 810,000 vehicles have used Le Shuttle freight services - down 4% year-on-year.
Meanwhile, during June, passenger vehicle number were down 2% - a dip Getlink blamed on "a politically uncertain UK market".
However, Eurotunnel - which this year is celebrating its 25th anniversary - says it continues to strengthen its commercial position, despite the "challenging environment".
Since January 1 this year, 1.16m passenger vehicles have used the tunnel.
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