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The Channel Tunnel rail link

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee of Public Accounts.

The Channel Tunnel rail link

twenty-second report of session 2001-02.

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee of Public Accounts.

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Published by Stationery Office in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Series[HC]. [2001-2002] -- 630
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18597733M
ISBN 100215002431
OCLC/WorldCa248527812

  The Channel Tunnel, which is often called the Chunnel or the Euro Tunnel, is a railway tunnel that lies underneath the water of the English Channel and connects the island of Great Britain with mainland France. The Channel Tunnel, completed in and officially opened on May 6 of that year, is considered one of the most amazing engineering feats of the 20th : Jennifer Rosenberg. High Speed 1 (Channel Tunnel Rail Link) - 68 mile high-speed link between St Pancras in London and the Channel Tunnel in Kent. The Channel Tunnel Rail Link - also known as High Speed 1 or CTRL - was completed in two phases. The first phase was completed in September , with the second phase fully opened on November 14

  The Channel Tunnel is a huge construction project, employing o people at peak, and costing over billion of private money. It has succeeded in spite of great financial, political and techncial difficulties, and a fundamentally flawed contract. This book tells the story of the project, based on the coverage in Construction News and with commentary taken from recent interviews. The Channel Tunnel came in at £bn (£bn, or $11bn, today) and the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link will probably cost more than 7bn euros ($bn). That hasn’t stopped some dreaming, though.

Mention the Channel Tunnel to most people and their thoughts will turn to the high-speed rail link to Paris or Brussels. But in – fantastic as it may seem now – Victorian engineers had plans to build what would have been the world’s longest rail tunnel under the Irish Sea, from Galloway to Northern Ireland.   Earlier this month, the Channel Tunnel marked its 25th anniversary. An undoubted success story (unless you were in the cross-Channel ferry Author: Chris Britcher.


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Travel with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle - Folkestone to Calais in just 35 minutes. Up to 4 shuttles per hour, and direct motorway access. Book now from just £31 per car, each way. The Channel Tunnel Rail Link is Britain's first dedicated high-speed railway line and its first major railway-building project in more than a century.

Running from London's newly refurbished St Pancras International to the mouth of the Channel Tunnel, the link will decrease journey times to Paris and beyond, as well as to commuter towns in the /5(2).

The Channel Tunnel (French: Le tunnel sous la Manche) is a kilometre ( mi) railway tunnel that connects Folkestone (Kent, England) with Coquelles (Pas-de-Calais, France), beneath the English Channel at the Strait of is the only fixed link between the island of Great Britain and the European mainland.

At its lowest point, it is 75 m ( ft) deep below the sea bed and m Coordinates: 51°00′45″N 1°30′15″E /. The Channel Tunnel (often called the 'Chunnel' for short) is an undersea tunnel linking southern England and northern France.

It is operated by the company Getlink, who also run a railway shuttle (Le Shuttle) between Folkestone and Calais, carrying passengers in cars, vans and other vehicles. True high-speed link from the Channel Tunnel to new international station at St Pancras.

Eurostar services now use the link, with high-speed domestic services to Kent due in The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) is a new high-speed railway from the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone to St Pancras in central London, with intermediate stations at Ashford in Kent, Ebbsfleet (close. The often-considered idea of constructing a tunnel under the English Channel was revived in by the United Kingdom and France.

A rail tunnel was chosen over proposals for a very long suspension bridge, a bridge-and-tunnel link, and a combined rail-and-road link, and the project was privately financed by a consortium of British and French corporations and banks; the Anglo-French company.

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The Channel Tunnel Rail Link project creates a new rail line to connect London with the Channel Tunnel and thence with France and Paris.

The integration of Europe through rail lines has been one of the major targets and issues of every European country. The Channel Tunnel was one of the most difficult parts of this new network.

The Channel Tunnel or Chunnel is a 31 mile tunnel running underneath the English Channel to carry Eurostar trains and freight trains between the UK and France. Construction of the tunnel started inthe project took approximately 20% longer than planned (at 6 years vs.

5 years) and came in 80% overbudget (at billion pounds vs. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Samuel Montagu & Co. Channel Tunnel rail link. London: H.M.S.O., (OCoLC) Material Type: Government. The Channel Tunnel is owned by Eurotunnel, which also operates the trains, along with Eurostar and DB Schenker Rail.

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the Channel Tunnel Rail Link also weakened the Tunnel’s compet- itive position, as the potential time savings of high-speed rail were not fully realised until Tunnel vision May The £bn Channel Tunnel Rail Link has been seven years in construction, 8, people have worked on it and the machines digging it are a monster metres long.

How the Channel Tunnel changed Europe forever. Joe in that no public money would be used for a high-speed rail link to the tunnel. to book through to over destinations in Europe.

CTRL( Channel Tunnel Rail Link )は、ドーバー海峡の海底にある英仏海峡トンネルの英国側出口とロンドンのセント・パンクラス駅(St. Pancras)を結ぶ全長kmの鉄道路線である。国: イギリス. Channel Tunnel Rail Link timsimmk. Loading Unsubscribe from timsimmk. Piece of Peace Lego HK Part 4 Channel Tunnel - Duration: Yellow Bee 9, views. Fourth international conference on Current and future trunds in Bridge design, construction and maintenance Channel Tunnel Rail Link – Contract Installation of Bridge Open PDF.

On the outskirts, there are earthworks where the Channel Tunnel rail link is being built, and enormous new retail sheds like you see on the edge of Author: Andy Beckett. Progress on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. The National Audit Office’s report finds that London & Continental Railways (LCR) successfully completed the construction of Section 1 of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) on time and at a cost slightly below the target set in the restructuring.

THE CHANNEL TUNNEL RAIL LINK 1 executive summary 1 The contract under the Private Finance Initiative to build the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (the Link) and run the UK arm of the Eurostar international train service (Eurostar UK) was awarded to London & Continental Railways Limited (LCR) in February The contract was in line with the.

Visual representations—political cartoons, photographs, etchings—regarding the Tunnel are also examined. Two hundred years after Napoleon planned to invade England via a tunnel, the completion in of a fast rail link between Great Britain and the European mainland symbolizes the disintegration of conventional state by:   The London tunnels of section 2 of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link – now known as High Speed 1 – carry the new railway from the eastern edge of London into the centre at St Pancras, a distance of approximately 20 by: 3.Activity and performance The Channel Tunnel is the fastest, easiest, most reliable and environmentally-friendly way to cross the Short Straits.

Eurotunnel is developing a long-term strategy for profitable growth, by giving its customers, passengers, road hauliers, railway operators, high value-added solutions through the Channel Tunnel and beyond.