Eurotunnel gets Olympics boost

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The Independent Online

Horses competing in dressage events at the Olympics plus teams of athletes from Uzbekistan, France and Sweden all travelled to London by Eurotunnel in the third quarter, seeing revenues on the under-the-sea train line rise 13 per cent to €275m (£225m).

The London-Continental rail link enjoyed a 10 per cent rise in passenger traffic and a 17 per cent increase in trucks during that three months, meaning revenues in the year so far are up by 14 per cent to €747.5m, compared with the same period in 2011.

Eurotunnel said teams from Hungary, Belgium, and Senegal had also travelled through its tunnel for the Games. But the overall fall in tourists coming to London during the Games meant passengers on the Eurostar train service dropped 1 per cent to 2.6 million between July and October.