TQ3084 : HS1 crosses the East Coast Main Line

taken 3 years ago, near to Camden Town, Camden, Great Britain

HS1 crosses the East Coast Main Line
HS1 crosses the East Coast Main Line
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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TQ3084, 206 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 17 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3032 8415 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.4727N 0:7.3328W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3027 8416
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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