The Channel Tunnel Documentary History

The Channel Tunnel (French: Le tunnel sous la Manche; also nicknamed and shortened to Chunnel)[2][3] is a 50.5-kilometre (31.4 mi) rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom, with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France, beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. At its lowest point, it is 75 m (250 ft) deep.[4][5][6] At 37.9 kilometres (23.5 mi), the tunnel has the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world, although the Seikan Tunnel in Japan is both longer overall at 53.85 kilometres (33.46 mi) and deeper at 240 metres (790 ft) below sea level. The speed limit in the tunnel is 160 kilometres per hour (99 mph).[7]

The tunnel carries high-speed Eurostar passenger trains, the Eurotunnel Shuttle for road vehicles—the largest such transport in the world[8]—and international freight trains.[9] The tunnel connects end-to-end with the LGV Nord and High Speed 1 high-speed railway lines.

Ideas for a cross-Channel fixed link appeared as early as 1802,[10][11] but British political and press pressure over the compromising of national security stalled attempts to construct a tunnel.[12] An early attempt at building a Channel Tunnel was made in the late 19th century, on the English side “in the hope of forcing the hand of the English Government”.[13] The eventual successful project, organised by Eurotunnel, began construction in 1988 and opened in 1994. At £4.65 billion, the project came in 80% over its predicted budget.[14] Since its construction, the tunnel has faced several problems. Both fires and cold weather have disrupted its operation.[15][16] Illegal immigrants have attempted to use the tunnel to enter the UK,[17] causing a minor diplomatic disagreement over the siting of the refugee camp at Sangatte, which was eventually closed in 2002.

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  1. I’m sure both countries have explosives ready to go on both sides of the tunnel in case of war for their own protection. I just wanna know all the precautions they took to convince their people to get the thumbs up to go with the project. Something only a handful of trusted people would know.

  2. Would a tunnel from Lincolnshire (Grimsby region) to Holland (Amsterdam / IJmuiden region) be a link for regional development and saves driving through Belgium and the freight corridor to Calais and drive from Kent up North to deliver goods in cities?

  3. I heard ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL was in on the project….

    Can't keep a good man down.

  4. Seems to me '" who the fuck cares '" if you need to ask anything i mean anything at all please call my ex wife it knows everything,it's Nick name is GOOGLE,,FYI she gets pissed off real easy so caution when approaching warning it also bites and will occasionally pee on you or just shit on the carpet manners but nothing a kick or punch in the tail can't Handel lol or face or ass or anywhere ,, carefull this behavior makes this beast horny and she will take your wallet ..all women are stupid lol just kidding your all whores ..nah just joking you are all ok's just you bleed for a week or so and no one finds this weird and that loss of blood don't bother them plus pregnant Hmmm that alone is weird , i think women are strange ..that's how and why ""Mr Jim Morrison"" sang that song ..I'd say ask him but that might be hard to do as his very dead ..but hey on a normal day I just stay a work and come home when it's sleeping and leave for work before it wakes up …we love each other alot lol anyways this reminds me of her cause she had a tunnel on it that would take alot at once so I guess I shouldn't be so happy so I'm leaving have a good day sir ..I mean lady

  5. Between a country and a continent. Yes England is not part of Europe. England is just ….. a country in the middle of no where.

     face palm

  6. "link between a country and a continent…" WTF? can't the achievement speak for itself? must there be a stupid monologue as well?
    its either a link between a country and… well by that definition… another country. Or between an island and a continent. Does everything need to have the living daylight sensationalized out of it? ah, well, history channel… at least no nazis in this one.

  7. Hello fellow parasites. Man has never created anything. We ruin everything we touch. When we "build' something it only takes from nature. We have done NOTHING to improve this planet. We are INCAPABLE of stopping our own self destructive course. See ya on the other side…

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  9. Americans always sound so patronizing and clueless about other nations histories! This is why it's better to employ a British person, knowledgeable in facts, to narrate documentaries about anything to do with the UK.

  10. Well those people who claim it would make our security weaker were right now we have the potential Of Muslim Islamist coming through those tunnels and recent action of Illegal Muslim entering Britain through those tunnels today

  11. I worked as one of the Shuttle Bus Drivers at the site in Folkestone, ferrying the miners to and from the village they were billeted in, then up to the face 5 days a week, 12 hour shifts, 6am to 6pm one week then 6pm to 6am the next, for £500 pw. Those miners from all over the globe were right hard bastards, and when they came out of that hole in the morning after a nights mining, all they wanted to do was get back to the village to sleep and chill out. The Buses, all lined up were Double Deckers and were massively overloaded, but if you didn't drive off you risked getting your head kicked in lol. Good times tho


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