GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

SWISS, Jan 27 (FAM) – Eurotunnel’s chief has underlined the importance of freight in a gigantic transalpine rail project to link Lyon and Turin via a 57-kilometre tunnel.

In an interview in the French media, Jacques Gounon, who recently took up the presidency of the project’s steering committee, said: “The major utility of this project lies in freight transport and for that reason the European Union is granting it significant financial support.