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.
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TQ6471 : Wrotham Road goes underneath CTRL by David Anstiss
TR0340 : Bad Munstereifel Road Bridge by N Chadwick
TR0141 : HS 1 by N Chadwick
TR0738 : Lake through the trees by N Chadwick
TQ9348 : CTRL towards Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ6174 : Railway over the CTRL by David Anstiss
TR0141 : Elevated HS1 by N Chadwick
TR0638 : CTRL railway to Ashford by David Anstiss
TR1436 : Channel Tunnel Railway Link to Cheriton by David Anstiss
TR0142 : Channel Tunnel High Speed Line by N Chadwick
TQ2983 : Javelin High Speed Train at St Pancras International by David Dixon
TQ9647 : CTRL heading to Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ9249 : Eurostar Train heading to Ebbsfleet by David Anstiss
TQ7266 : High Speed 1 by N Chadwick
TQ8254 : CTRL Tunnel by David Anstiss
TR0142 : HS1, Ashford by N Chadwick
TR0141 : High Speed 1 by N Chadwick
TQ5380 : A13 and Channel Tunnel Rail Link by N Chadwick
TQ7167 : View of the Channel Tunnel Railway and M2 Motorway by David Anstiss
TQ6174 : Channel Tunnel Link, north of Ebbsfleet Station by N Chadwick
TQ8453 : Hospital Road goes over CTRL by David Anstiss
TQ6969 : CTRL railbridge over road by David Anstiss
TQ8751 : Footpath on Runham Lane, beside CTRL by David Anstiss
TQ6071 : CTRL Railbridge over footpath to Southfleet Church by David Anstiss
TQ5777 : HS1 Line by N Chadwick

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

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