TQ9746 : Channel Tunnel Rail Link

taken 8 years ago, near to Ram Lane, Kent, Great Britain

Channel Tunnel Rail Link
Channel Tunnel Rail Link
Towards London.
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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TQ9746, 26 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 September, 2009
Geographical Context
Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway 
Category
Railway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 972 469 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.2429N 0:49.2468E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 973 468
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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