Groupe Eurotunnel becomes Getlink
Getlink is the new name for Groupe Eurotunnel, the parent company of Eurotunnel, which runs the Le Shuttle Freight service linking mainland Europe and the UK, and Europorte, France’s leading private rail freight operator. The group says the name change reflects the ‘dynamism of connection and exchange’, as it moves into what it calls a ‘new era for mobility infrastructures’.
Jacques Gournon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group, said: “Getlink is all that is Eurotunnel and more than just Eurotunnel. Originally the promoter of the Channel Tunnel, itself an historic technological achievment, over the past ten years the group has transformed and is now in perfect shape to take on the challenges of new forms of mobility.
“The core mission for Getlink is the development and management of safe, modern and environmentally-friendly mobility infrastructures, a challenge taken up with success by the 3,300 employees serving more than 20 million passengers and thousands of businesses in the United Kingdom, France and across Europe.”
The group’s Le Shuttle Freight service meanwhile set a new record for a month of October, transporting 142,759 on its trains, an increase of five per cent compared to October 2016. Since January 1 this year, 1,368,072 trucks have crossed the Channel using the service.