Channel Tunnel


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Channel Tunnel

n
(Railways) the Anglo-French railway tunnel that runs beneath the English Channel, between Folkestone and Coquelles, near Calais; opened in 1994. Also called: Chunnel or Eurotunnel
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Noun1.Channel Tunnel - the railroad tunnel between France and England under the English ChannelChannel Tunnel - the railroad tunnel between France and England under the English Channel
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Channel Tunnel

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He is believed to be the 12th person killed in or around the Channel Tunnel entrance in Calais since the refugee crisis erupted earlier this year.
With passenger and freight traffic growing every year through the Channel Tunnel the operator, Eurotunnel, required a single communications network to support existing and new enhanced mission critical services, including closed-circuit TV, traffic management, signalling, voice communications and messaging.
Its record performance came despite the Channel Tunnel and ferry disruption last month, when striking Calais ferry workers closed the French port and blocked Eurotunnel rail services.
Would-be passengers at St Pancras International train station in London yesterday after Eurostar suspended all <Bservices through the Channel Tunnel due to migrant unrest in Calais.
There's now talk of a project to link UK and French energy grids through the Channel Tunnel and construction is planned to start later this year.
UPDATE: First proposed in 1802 as a tunnel for horse-drawn carriages, the Channel Tunnel, or Chunnel, was built starting in 1987 and opened in 1994.
Price includes: Return coach travel and Channel Tunnel crossings, Two nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation in a good two/three star hotel in the Greater Paris area, Free central Paris transfer, Free Versailles excursion & The services of a Tour Manager www.
Michael McCarthy, of Kestrel Park, Skelmersdale, was arrested after Steven Fitzsimmons, of Poverty Lane, Maghull, was stopped in February 2010 at the Channel Tunnel entrance in Coquelles, France.
Customs rules allow UK Border Force officials to check vehicles for contraband or illegal immigrants at the French entrance to the Channel Tunnel.
The 50km undersea Channel Tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent near Dover in the United Kingdom with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais near Calais, in northern France had been fraught with controversy ever since the idea was first raised in the early 1980s.
It is to be hoped that any new line would increase capacity between the Channel Tunnel and the Midlands and the north, especially containerised freight capacity With this in mind, the new line needs to make an end-on connection with High Speed One, formerly known as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
Summary: A Canadian consortium will be allowed to operate the High Speed 1 (HS1) Channel Tunnel rail link for the next 30 years.