, 2022-12-18 05:39:07,
During a recent trip to England, I surprised my girls with a trip to Paris on the Eurostar, using the Chunnel to reach France by train.
What Is The Chunnel?
The desire to link England and France by train goes back more than a hundred years, though the development of the tunnel also called the “Chunnel” (Channel+Tunnel) opened on May 6th, 1994. The train tunnel linking British and French cities runs beneath the English Channel and begins near Dover, England, and returns to the surface near Calais, France. The train tunnel runs as deep as 250 feet under the surface and 115 feet under the seabed at its deepest points; it’s the longest underwater tunnel in the world.
Boring machines that built the three-track rail tunnel offer freight and passenger traffic as well as a service tunnel. High-speed train service allows Eurostar trains to make quick work of transiting between…
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