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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206 images use this description. Preview sample shown below:

TR0141 : Elevated HS1 by N Chadwick
TR0539 : Entrance to Mersham Tunnel by David Anstiss
TQ6969 : High Speed 1 by N Chadwick
TQ7364 : Stoney Lane bridge over CTRL by David Anstiss
TR1737 : Railway lines from the CTRL Cheriton Terminus by David Anstiss
TR0142 : High Speed Link passes Ashford Station by N Chadwick
TQ5777 : The Channel Tunnel Rail Link by N Chadwick
TR0241 : High Speed 1 by N Chadwick
TQ6271 : Eurostar on CTRL under bridge by David Anstiss
TQ6174 : HS1, Ebbsfleet International Station by David Dixon
TQ5777 : HS 1 crosses the A282 by N Chadwick
TQ7266 : Bridge over Borstal Court Farm (2) by N Chadwick
TQ7365 : Channel Tunnel Rail Link towards the Medway Bridge by David Anstiss
TQ9534 : Oast House at Yonsea Farm, Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch, Kent by Oast House Archive
TQ2983 : High Speed 1 (Channel Tunnel Rail Link) Leaving St Pancras Station by David Dixon
TR0440 : High Speed 1 by N Chadwick
TQ7560 : A Eurostar train heads towards the Blue Bell Hill Tunnel by David Anstiss
TQ5777 : Channel Tunnel Rail link crosses the A282 by N Chadwick
TR0539 : Channel Tunnel Railway Link heading to Folkestone by David Anstiss
TQ9647 : A20 Maidstone Road bridge by David Anstiss
TQ7266 : The Medway Bridges by N Chadwick
TQ6071 : CTRL Railway bridge over footpath by David Anstiss
TQ7168 : Track bridge over CTRL by David Anstiss
TR1037 : High Speed 1 by N Chadwick
TQ9049 : Hubbard's Bridge over CTRL by David Anstiss

... and 181 more images.

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

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