The Channel Tunnel Facts To Know
The Channel Tunnel, a tunnel link which joints Folkestone to France in United Kingdom. The concept of undersea tunnel was very new during 1751, in that period the idea was planned to implement. The Construction was then begun in 1988, and then was opened for public in the year 1994. Presently, the Tunnel is controlled as Eurotunnel. It is known as High-speed Passenger Train also a shuttle service for passenger to travel separately.
The Channel Tunnel is considered as one of the major engineering project by the United Kingdom. The entire project was completed in 5-years with aid of more than 14,000 workers from France & England. The Tunnel due to its unique concept is known as one of the modern wonders of the world. Thousands of passengers travel through Eurotunnel as it is easy and quite extraordinary. Here are the Channel Tunnel Facts to now!
- The Tunnel is 31.4-mile long and 250-feet below sea-level. The undersea tunnel is the longest undersea tunnel around the world, but the record was then broken by Seikan Tunnel which is 790-feet below sea level.
- There are total 3-tunnels, of which two are running and another service tunnel which is smaller. The two tunnels are around 30-meters separate.
- Chalk Marl is the prime material used to build the tunnel.
- The lining of the channel tunnel was designed to last for more than 120 years.
- It takes 35-minutes to reach the UK from France.
- The total cost of the project is around 15-billion, while the original cost was estimated around 3.6 billion.
- The trains are 24-feet long in diameter.
- The tunnel section is called French and English Crossover, where trains change tunnel to reach destination.
- The train was used by illegal immigrants to cross the UK. Accurate security measures were installed to curb the act.
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