EU urges cut to Eurotunnel fees

City A.M. Reporter
THE EUROPEAN Commission has given France and Britain two months to respond to a request to lower charges for passenger and freight trains to use the Channel Tunnel, or face possible court action.

The Commission said yesterday the illegally high track access charges result in higher ticket prices for passengers of the high-speed Eurostar service linking London with Paris and Brussels.

The track charges include a €16 fee per passenger plus at least €4,320 for Eurostar trains one-way.