Traffic figures

Traffic volumes for the past 10 years

EUROTUNNEL SHUTTLE SERVICES

HIGH SPEED

TRAINS

RAIL FREIGHT TRAINS

Trucks

Equivalent
in tonnes of
freight carried
(in milion)

Cars

Coaches

Equivalent
in passengers
(in million)

Passengers1

Tonnes de
freight
(in million)

Number of rail
freight trains

2016 1,641,638 21.3 2,610,242 53,623 10.610,011,337 1.04 1,797
20151,483,74119.32,556,58558,38710.510,399,2671.422,421
20141,440,21418.72,572,26363,05910.610,397,8941.652,900
20131,362,84917.72,481,16764,50710.310,132,6911.362,547
20121,464,880192,424,34258,966109,911,6491,232,325
20111,263,32716.42,262,81156,0959.39,679,7641.322,388
20101,089,05114.22,125,25956,5078.89,528,5581.132,097
2009 769,26110.0 1,916,647 54,547 7.89,220,233 1.182,403
20081,254,28214.21,907,484 55,751 8.49,113,371 1.24 2,718
2007 1,414,709 18.4 2,141,573 65,331 9.58,260,980 1.21 2,840

1 Only passengers using Eurostar to cross the Channel are included in this table, thus excluding journeys between Paris-Calais and Brussels-Lille.

Channel Tunnel traffic

Since the opening of the Channel Tunnel

Since commercial services started progressively from May 1994, more than 390 million passengers have travelled through the Channel Tunnel, i.e. the equivalent to 6 times the population of the United Kingdom.

The frequentation figures include passengers travelling onboard Eurotunnel Shuttles by cars, campervans, motorcycles, coaches or trucks as well as on Eurostar trains going through the Channel Tunnel.
The above figure can be broken down into 216 million passengers on Eurotunnel Shuttles and 174 million passengers on Eurostar.

Since the opening of the Truck Shuttle service in July 1994, Eurotunnel has carried almost 25 million trucks and more than 320 million tonnes of freight goods.
To these volumes, we must add over 39 million tonnes of freight carried on rail freight trains through the Channel Tunnel since June 1994.
These represents in total more than 360 million tonnes of freight transported through the Tunnel since 1994.

25% of trade in goods between the UK and continental Europe
goes through the Channel Tunnel,
which represents a total value of €115Bn per year

Annual traffic volumes

In 2016, about 21 million passengers, on all services, have travelled through the Channel Tunnel, which amount to a daily average of 57,000 passengers.

The rail Shuttle transport system of Eurotunnel carries more than 2.6 million cars and coaches (Le Shuttle) and alsmot 1.6 million trucks every year, making it by far the world leader in piggyback transport.