TQ8652 : Train on CTRL, beside M20 Motorway and A20

taken 10 years ago, near to Harrietsham, Kent, Great Britain

Train on CTRL, beside M20 Motorway and A20
Train on CTRL, beside M20 Motorway and A20
This section of Box tunnel fits the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, in between these two important roads. The motorway (on left) leads to Maidstone and M25 from Ashford/ Folkestone. The A20 (on right) leads to Maidstone from Ashford, via various villages. The train on the link is heading to Ebbsfleet/London from Ashford/Folkestone. It is one of the new 'Javelin' commuter trains being tested out before going into service soon. All seen from Fairbourne Lane bridge No.818.
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.
M20 Motorway
The M20 is a 51 mile motorway running between the M25 motorway near Swanley and Folkestone in Kent. It was constructed from 1960. It is a key route for lorries connecting to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel and Ferries.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 5 March, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 863 525 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.4858N 0:40.0656E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 864 524
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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