Travel Departures: Le Shuttle date shuffled again

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The Independent Travel
THE FRENCH newspaper La Voix du Nord claimed last week that the start of the car-carrying Le Shuttle service through the Channel tunnel had again been delayed: the service would now not begin until September. Eurotunnel dismissed the report as 'speculative'. However, the company is not saying when exactly Le Shuttle will begin operating - merely that it is hoping the service will start 'as near as possible' to the official tunnel opening on 6 May. But with the lack of an exact start date, and given the project's history of delays, the newspaper's prediction begins to look accurate.