Eurotunnel issues assurance to Le Shuttle passengers amid migrant crisis

Eurotunnel issues assurance to Le Shuttle passengers amid migrant crisis

Eurotunnel today declared that Le Shuttle passengers can travel through its terminal near Calais “in confidence” despite the ongoing migrant intrusion crisis.

The Channel Tunnel operator welcomed action by the French government to reinforce police numbers at its terminal at Coquelles.

This had enabled a reduction in the number of intrusions by migrants, ensuring a service “which is close to normal” for transporters.

High security fencing around the platforms installed by Eurotunnel has become operational today. A fence supplied by the UK government will be completed in the coming days.

Night services will be provided on “protected shuttles” and from the platforms in the centre of the terminal to aid truck traffic.

“Passengers who are travelling through the Coquelles terminal can travel in confidence,” Eurotunnel said.

“They have been transported without delay throughout the day, a peak holiday getaway period, and have had the best welcome and customer service possible during their journey.”

Eurotunnel admitted that truck traffic remained affected by Operation Stack, a consequence of the situation in the Channel.

Thousands of lorries remain queued on the M20 in Kent following the fourth night of incidents in Calais, the BBC reported.

The comments from Eurotunnel came ahead of prime minister David Cameron chairing a meeting of the emergency Cobra committee to discuss the impact of the migrant troubles.

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