TQ5281 : High Speed 1 towards West Thurrock

near to Rainham, Havering, Great Britain

High Speed 1 towards West Thurrock
High Speed 1 towards West Thurrock
As seen from TQ5281 : Altered footbridge near Rainham Railway Station.

This railway carries the Channel Tunnel Railway from Stratford towards Ebbsfleet (in Kent). It heads towards West Thurrock where it heads into a tunnel under the River Thames.

On the left, the local railway line between Rainham and Purfleet can just be seen.
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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Wednesday, 7 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 11 November, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5218 8190 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.9318N 0:11.5081E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5208 8200
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