Work will soon begin on an extension to Eurotunnel’s facilities in Folkestone after a similar project was officially launched in France. The Terminal 2015 project was launched when chief executive Jacques Gounon laid the first stone on the Coquelles freight terminal.
The first phase will bring a buffer parking zone for freight vehicles, enabling rapid transit and an easier access to the check-in area, which will be increased from two lanes to five. The new layout will increase departures of freight carrying trains from six to eight per hour.
Technology in the new Eurotunnel parking area will respond to the needs of freight vehicle drivers who require secure parking as near to the tunnel as possible.