TQ8950 : CTRL goes under Boughton Road

taken 9 years ago, near to Sandway, Kent, Great Britain

CTRL goes under Boughton Road
CTRL goes under Boughton Road
The Channel Tunnel Rail Link leads under road bridge to head to Ebbsfleet/ London from Ashford/Folkestone. Road bridge No.831 leads to Lenham from Sandway.
As seen from Lenham Heath Road bridge.
According to OS Explorer Map 163, there should have been a mast beside this road bridge. Could not see any signs of one...
High Speed 1
High Speed 1 (originally called The Channel Tunnel Rail Link or CTRL), is a 69-mile stretch of railway linking the Channel Tunnel and St Pancras station in London. Built at a cost of 5.2 billion, the line was opened on 14th November 2007, cutting Eurostar journey times by 40 minutes, compared with the previous route which was shared with local trains, restricting the speed severely. Trains travel at speeds up to 140mph on the high speed line.

In June 2010 the government put the line up for sale for 1.5 billion.
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TQ8950, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 4 March, 2009
Category
Railway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 891 509 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.5785N 0:42.4453E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 893 508
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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