Eurotunnel requires additional capacity in its freight shuttle fleet to meet its target of carrying 2 million lorries per year by 2020. The extra trains will increase capacity by 20% and enable Eurotunnel to increase peak services from six to eight departures per hour.

Each 800m train will be formed of 32 lorry-carrier wagons, three loading vehicles, and a passenger coach to accommodate lorry drivers. Deliveries will take place between late 2016 and early 2017.

In addition to the procurement of additional rolling stock, Eurotunnel is investing €30m in the expansion of its terminals at Folkestone and Coquelles.