Deutsche Bahn gets green light for Eurotunnel use
The German railway Deutsche Bahn can run its high-speed trains through the Channel Tunnel, the head of the Eurotunnel group said in a press report on Wednesday, increasing the chances of more competition in European rail service.
It had been blocked by a directive on fire protection that has now been lifted, a Eurotunnel spokeswoman told the German newspaper.
The French national railway SNCF was the only one authorised until now to carry passengers through the 38-kilometre (24-mile) tunnel, the newspaper said.
Eurostar, which currently offers service between Brussels, London and Paris via the tunnel is operated by the SNCF, the Belgian railway SNCB and Eurostar Ltd, a subsidiary of London and Continental Railways.
AFP / Expatica