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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THE Channel Tunnel was shut and services through it suspended after migrants caused chaos in Calais by attempting to board UKbound trucks.
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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher signed the Channel Tunnel Agreement with French President Francois Mitterand in Canterbury on February 12, 1986, and the completed tunnel was officially opened by Mitterand and Queen Elizabeth II on May 6, 1994.
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