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19 August 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:47 GMT+2



July 23, 2019

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Decided decrease of the number of vehicles transported through the tunnel under the Handle

In according to trimester instead to the passengers and the freight trains are increased

Waiting for knowing if and as the escape of the United Kingdom from the European Union will happen, 31 fixed abandonment initially in order 29th March and therefore postponed to next October and that still it is not sure if will be put into effect with or without an agreement between London and the EU, the Getlink group, that it manages the tunnel under the English Channel, has closed the first semester of this year having recorded a decrease of the number of truck, transported cars and coach from the railway services that cross the tunnel and an increment of the passengers and the number of journeyed freight trains.

In the first half of 2019 through the tunnel trucks (- 4%), 1,14 million car (- 2%) and 27 thousand are transported 810 thousand coach (- 1%), with decreases that have been produced in according to trimester when they are journeyed 370 thousand truck (- 12% on according to trimester 2018), 661 thousand car (- 2%) and 16 thousand coach (- 2%).

In the first six months of this year the passengers transported through the tunnel have been 5,30 million (+2%) and the journeyed freight trains have been 1,166 (+10%), with increments generated mainly in according to trimester when the total has been of 2,90 million passengers (+3%) and 567 freight trains (+17%).

Announcing today the results achieved from the group in the first semester of 2019, Getlink has specified that the performances are influenced by the uncertainties determined from the delay in the performance of the Brexit (Getlink are prepared to a scene without agreement) and from its impact on the economy. Moreover the group has specified that the activity has recorded the effect negative of the decided slow down of the exchanges through the Handle happened in according to trimester and of the blocks of the activity caused from strikes of the happened French customs civil employees to March, April and May.


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