High Speed 1 :: Shared Description

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.
by Oast House Archive
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TQ7069 : High Speed 1 by N Chadwick
TQ6173 : Ebbsfleet International Railway Station by David Dixon
TQ5777 : HS1 viaduct by N Chadwick
TQ8453 : CTRL and phone Mast by David Anstiss
TQ6470 : Unused CTRL footbridge by David Anstiss
TQ5281 : High Speed 1 towards West Thurrock by David Anstiss
TQ6173 : CTRL bridge over footpath by David Anstiss
TQ6670 : Henhurst Road bridge over CTRL by David Anstiss
TQ6174 : Ebbsfleet Station on the CTRL by David Anstiss
TR0141 : High Speed 1 by N Chadwick
TR0937 : Eurostar train towards Ashford, near Sellindge by Julian P Guffogg
TQ7069 : High Speed 1 by N Chadwick
TR0141 : HS1, Ashford by N Chadwick
TQ8950 : CTRL and M20 Motorway leading to Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ6070 : CTRL bridge over footpath by David Anstiss
TQ4384 : Channel Tunnel Rail Link Air Shaft by David Anstiss
TQ7068 : High Speed 1 by N Chadwick
TQ7267 : The Medway Bridges by N Chadwick
TQ5777 : High Speed 1 by N Chadwick
TQ7658 : Entrance to Boxley Tunnel on CTRL by David Anstiss
TR1237 : Stone Street Bridge over Channel Tunnel Rail Link by David Anstiss
TQ9248 : Egerton Road bridge over CTRL by David Anstiss
TQ9844 : Bridge over Godinton Lane by Oast House Archive
TQ6174 : Ebbsfleet Railway Station (High Speed London Link) by David Anstiss
TQ9845 : CTRL over Watery Lane by David Anstiss

... and 196 more images.

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Created: Fri, 13 Nov 2009, Updated: Sun, 13 May 2012

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