Tunnel rail freight to Germany set to double....14 March 2003

Contributed by localrags on Mar 14, 2003 - 03:28 PM

EWS, in partnership with German rail freight operator DB Cargo, has been forced to increase the number of services through the Channel Tunnel from Koln in Germany to Britain.

The Gremberg (Koln) to London Channel Tunnel rail freight services has been in such high demand that the number of trains has been increased from five trains a week to eight with a planned increase to ten in May.

Jonathan Fox, EWS General Manager International, said: “EWS is delighted to be increasing Channel Tunnel rail freight services from Germany to Britain in partnership with DB Cargo. Demand from customers for all EWS Channel Tunnel rail freight services has been rising since the autumn of last year, and these services are part of our plans to meet this continuously growing demand.�