Eurotunnel forecasts buoyant growth of 14m passengers
Monday 17 February 2014
More than four million extra train passengers could be travelling through the Channel Tunnel by 2020, a report commissioned by its owner Eurotunnel said today.
High-speed services to Geneva, Amsterdam, Cologne and Frankfurt — recently proposed by train operators Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn — could add 2.5 million passengers within six years, says the report’s author, PwC.
In 2012. Eurostar’s London-Paris and London-Brussels services carried 9.91 million passengers. Even without new routes being added, PwC estimates that this will rise to 11.8 million passengers by 2020.
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