Traffic volumes for the past 10 years
EUROTUNNEL SHUTTLE SERVICES
RAIL FREIGHT TRAINS
in tonnes of
Number of rail
|2016 ||1,641,638 ||21.3 ||2,610,242 ||53,623 ||10.7 ||10,011,337 ||1.04 ||1,797 |
|2009 ||769,261||10.0 ||1,916,647 ||54,547 ||6.9 ||9,220,233 ||1.18||2,403|
|2008||1,254,282||14.2||1,907,484 ||55,751 ||7.0 ||9,113,371 ||1.24 ||2,718 |
|2007 ||1,414,709 ||18.4 ||2,141,573 ||65,331 ||7.9 ||8,260,980 ||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.