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An underground rail tunnel that runs below the English Channel and connects Great Britain and France.


(Railways) informal a rail tunnel beneath the English Channel, linking England and France, opened in 1994
[C20: from Ch(annel) + (t)unnel]


or chun′nel

(ˈtʃʌn l)

a railroad tunnel under the English Channel between England and France.
[1925–30; b. channel1 and tunnel]
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Noun1.Chunnel - the railroad tunnel between France and England under the English Channelchunnel - the railroad tunnel between France and England under the English Channel


[ˈtʃʌnl] N (hum) → túnel m bajo el Canal de la Mancha


n (inf)Kanaltunnel m
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The incident sparked chaos and the Chunnel was closed for 10 hours on Christmas Day night, forcing hundreds of passengers to stay in hotels.
The engines were just two of a batch of 38 which would power the Chunnel shuttle service ferrying passengers, cars and freight.
Services were delayed and cancelled after migrants accessed restricted areas on the French side, Chunnel operator Eurotunnel said.
They are organized in chronological order starting with the 1804 completion of the Merthyr Tydfil Railway in Wales and concluding with the opening of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (the Chunnel) in 2007.
Is that the experience Paris has had because of the Chunnel? When I travel on Eurostar everyone seems to be French working in London.
Skate jams, a photo show at House of Vans London, new friends, classic 'crete and plenty of BBQ before hitting the Chunnel to Copenhagen for the CPH pro.
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.
1994: Queen and President open Chunnel The Queen and France's President Francois Mitterrand have formally opened the Channel Tunnel.
I have no doubt that there will be numerous views on this--I'm personally very much in favour of an airport in the Thames Estuary in conjunction with a new flood barrier incorporating a causeway providing surface transport links between the Chunnel and the Midlands, for example--and it could be the subject of discussion and adaptation over several issues of PE.
Another 340,000 will be departing from Manchester, 165,000 from Birmingham and 120,000 from Glasgow, while many thousands will be crossing the Channel or using the Chunnel.
I commute from a leafy bit of north Kent and the Chunnel high-speed rail link was also controversial.