Eurotunnel Group: in the news

  • 13 January 2014 - France Bleu radio station (French version only)

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    "Technical achievement: Eurotunnel enables passengers to use their mobile phone or tablet device during the crossing through the Channel Tunnel, 100 metres below sea level", a topic live broadcast from the Tunnel by Radio France Bleu.

  • 25 October 2013 - Letter sent by Eurotunnel Group to the British newspaper The Independent in reply to a misleading article published today

    Letter to Amol Rajan, Editor of The Independent.

    Dear Sir,

    Your Headlines in today's newspaper and online, "Channel Tunnel Accused of 'outrageous' tax avoidance" and "The Eurobond tax scandal: Channel Tunnel Accused of 'outrageous' tax avoidance", are misleading, show an extraordinary disregard for factual reporting and are completely unacceptable. Further, the use of an image of a Eurotunnel Shuttle at the Channel Tunnel portal, with the logo clearly visible, compounds your error.


    You have identified the "Channel Tunnel" in your headlines whilst the article is clearly concerned with other, completely separate transport infrastructures, notably HS1, a railway line running across the Kent countryside carrying high speed trains between London and Folkestone.

    The Channel Tunnel is, by contrast, an undersea tunnel connecting Great Britain to France, below the English Channel operating shuttle services for cars and trucks and providing access to rail freight and high speed passenger trains.

    The operator of the Channel Tunnel is Groupe Eurotunnel SA (GET SA), an independent, privately owned French company, based in Paris. Groupe Eurotunnel SA fully respects both French and UK tax legislation, paying all the tax it owes.


    The irresponsible confusion that you have caused tars the image of the Channel Tunnel and Eurotunnel as its operator, is damaging to our reputation and potentially harmful to our business.

    At the very least I expect you immediately to correct the headlines and publish an apology in your online edition and to publish an apology in tomorrow's newspaper, explaining your error and completely exonerating Eurotunnel of any wrongdoing.

    I would also expect a letter of apology from you to our shareholders.

    GET will monitor public reaction and its shareprice closely over the following days and will not hesitate to seek recourse if your actions are shown to have a negative impact on our public and financial reputation.

    Yours sincerely,

    John Keefe
    UK Public Affairs Director of Eurotunnel Group

  • May 2013 - Article on the millionth dog under the Channel, as published in Vos chiens Magazine (French version only)

    Small PDF icon Revue "Vos Chiens Magazine", N° 316 July-August 2013

    Small PDF iconA press article published in the magazine "Vos Chiens Magazine" which celebrates the one millionth dog crossing the Channel by Shuttle.

  • February 2012 - European Railway Review

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    An article published in the European Railway Review, Signalling & Telecommunications supplement: "Eurotunnel is switching to digital and remains at the forefront of technology" (Michel Boudoussier, Chief Operating Officer, Eurotunnel)

  • 9 Feburary 2012 - L'Usine Nouvelle (French version only)

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    An article published by L'Usine Nouvelle on the sustainable efforts made by Eurotunnel to halve its carbon footprint [...].

  • 2 September 2011 - France 2 television (French version only)

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    France 2 a mis un coup de projecteur sur Europorte, filiale de fret ferroviaire d’Eurotunnel, en pleine phase de recrutement. Voici le reportage vidéo de Télématin décrivant le métier de conducteur de trains et la formation proposée par Europorte pour y accéder.

  • 28 July 2011 - NéoPlanète (French version only)

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    "Samphire Hoe, un espace naturel né du forage du tunnel sous la Manche"

    La construction du Tunnel sous la Manche a engendré l’extraction de plusieurs millions de m3 de craie bleue provenant des souterrains. Qu’est ce qu’Eurotunnel en a fait ? L’entreprise les a déposées en 1994 dans le Kent, au pied des falaises de Douvres. Résultat : le site de 30 hectares, baptisé Samphire Hoe, s’est enrichi d’une biodiversité impressionnante qui attire chaque année plus de 100 000 visiteurs.

    Samphire Hoe est en fête. Le site reçoit cette semaine son septième Green flag, label qui distingue les espaces naturels les mieux préservés d’Angleterre et du Pays de Galles. Ouvert au public depuis 1997, ce site vallonné, marqué par une butte dominant la mer, a été créé par Eurotunnel au moment du percement du Tunnel sous la Manche. « Plusieurs hypothèses ont été évoquées pour utiliser les 5 millions de m3 de craie provenant des souterrains, raconte Laurent Denys, Directeur du développement durable de l’entreprise. Déposer la terre extraite du tunnel dans des mines situées à plusieurs kilomètres de là impliquait un transport par camions très important, et très polluant. Eurotunnel a donc décidé d’allouer la craie à des sites propices au développement des espèces, l’un dans le Nord de la France à Fond Pignon qui n’est pas ouvert au grand public, l’autre dans le Sud de l’Angleterre ». [...]

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