Eurostar’s bailout: a knock-on effect on Channel Tunnel freight trains?

Coquelles terminal (Getlink Eurotunel)

The pandemic and lockdowns in the UK and mainland Europe have a severe impact on Eurostar, the brand that runs trains between London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. The operator is on the brink of financial extinction, after passenger numbers collapsed by around ninety-five percent. Now, the company is urgently seeking one or more bailouts in order to survive. However, what effect might that have on freight operations in the Channel Tunnel?

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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