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Le Shuttle freight traffic hits record high for May

By Chris Britcher

Freight traffic using the Le Shuttle service recording the best May figures in its history.

In details released today, GetLink - formerly Groupe Eurotunnel - says traffic growth had risen to 143,924, a rise of 2% compared to May 2017.

The service links Folkestone with Coquelles, near Calais.

Freight traffic hit record highs in May this year
Freight traffic hit record highs in May this year

Since January 1, 2018, truck traffic is up by 3% with more than 703,000 trucks transported - a new record for the first five months of the year.

Passenger traffic also saw a rise of 8% compared to the same time last year with 230,724 passenger vehicles transported.

Since the start of January 2018, more than 950,000 passenger vehicles have crossed with Le Shuttle.

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