Eurotunnel is claiming compensation for migrant-related delays

18 February 2016

eurostar_channel_tunnel The folks at Eurotunnel are claiming £23m from the British and French governments over lost revenue which has been caused by migrants trying to get from Calais to the UK. They said that disruptions at Calais have affected their services in the second half of 2015.

Announcing its annual results, Eurotunnel said: "The security of the fixed link being the responsibility of the two governments, a claim for €29m has been made via the intergovernmental commission to compensate essentially the revenue losses due to migrant pressure."

This all said, for the year to the end of December, Eurotunnel's operating profit went up 2%, so they're doing alright.

Of course, customers have been looking at claiming compensation for delays themselves, which you can find more about here.

The whole area has been a fixture in the news of late, thanks to the migrant's makeshift camp, which has been dubbed 'The Jungle'. There was also a fire that closed the Channel Tunnel in summer, which hit the headlines. Either way, Eurotunnel want some compensation for the inconvenience of it all.

TOPICS:   Travel

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