At the height of construction, 13,000 people were employed. Ten workers – eight of them British – were killed building the tunnel.
Has anyone died on the Eurotunnel?
So far seven people on the English side have died during the construction of the Channel Tunnel. Five more are reported dead in France.
How safe is the Channel tunnel?
The tunnel has been in operation since 1994, and up until now, there have only been 10 incidents — 7 fires and three train failures — all without serious injuries. So from that side, it seems that it is safe to travel to France via Eurotunnel.
How long would it take to walk through the Eurotunnel?
You and your pets stay in your vehicle throughout the journey - sit back and relax to get through the Eurotunnel, it only takes 35 minutes to cross.
Can you be a foot passenger on Eurotunnel? At Eurotunnel we can only allow you to travel in a vehicle – be that your own or as part of a coach trip. You cannot travel as a foot passenger, but you are able to take a bicycle.
Do you get out of car on Eurotunnel?
Can you get out of the car once you have been checked in? Yes, you have two opportunities in which you can leave your car. Once you are booked in, and your car is lined up at the terminal ready to board the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, you are free to browse the terminal shops before embarkation begins.