By Daniel Hunter

Eurotunnel, the operator of the channel tunnel between England and France, saw its profits triple in 2013 thanks to record passengers numbers.

Eurotunnel's profits reached €101m last year, a new record for the company, up from €32m in 2012.

The company's revenue and passenger numbers also hit new records. It made more €1bn euros in revenue for the first time in its history, and more than 10 million passengers used the tunnel.

Having operated for 20 years, Eurotunnel was struggling financially and didn't record a profit until 2007.

Chief executive Jacques Gounon said: "For the first time in the history of Eurotunnel, we think that the situation of the group is altogether satisfactory."