Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Eurotunnel buys five freight locos

Eurotunnel has bought five SNCF Class 92 locomotives, bringing its fleet to 16. The Class 92 is the only rail freight locomotive authorised for use in the Channel Tunnel.

Eurotunnel provides open access to all cross-Channel rail operators through its tunnel traction services.

The Class 92 is British built and certificated to haul freight trains on the UK network and in the Channel Tunnel. It is a dual current locomotive, equipped for the North of London, Tunnel and North of France 25kV 50Hz pantograph supply and for the 750V DC, UK third rail network.

Following this purchase, Eurotunnel now owns one third of the Class 92s operating in Europe.