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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TQ6174 : Platforms of Ebbsfleet International Station by David Anstiss
TQ9348 : Channel Tunnel Rail Link towards France by Oast House Archive
TR0142 : High Speed 1 by N Chadwick
TR0142 : High Speed 1  passes Ashford Station by N Chadwick
TQ9943 : CTRL heading to Ebbsfleet and London by David Anstiss
TR0638 : High Speed 1 Railway towards Ashford by Julian P Guffogg
TQ7266 : Railway bridge, High Speed 1 by N Chadwick
TQ7266 : Medway Bridges by N Chadwick
TQ6869 : Eurostar train, HS1 by N Chadwick
TR0638 : Railways to Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ6670 : CTRL Maintenance Works Train, Singlewell by David Anstiss
TR1837 : CTRL Railway bridge over the A20 Ashford Road by David Anstiss
TQ9534 : Oast House at Yonsea Farm, Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch, Kent by Oast House Archive
TQ7857 : Bridge to Workhouse Cottage over CTRL by David Anstiss
TR1536 : CTRL towards Cheriton by David Anstiss
TR0340 : Railways to Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ6969 : High Speed 1 bridge by N Chadwick
TQ7069 : Road bridge over CTRL by David Anstiss
TR0241 : Boys Hall Road bridge by N Chadwick
TQ6570 : CTRL to Ashford by David Anstiss
TR1737 : High Speed link to Cheriton Terminus by David Anstiss
TR0738 : Eurostar Train on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link by David Anstiss
TQ7266 : High Speed 1 bridge, Wouldham Lane by N Chadwick
TQ7167 : Medway Valley Railway bridge and Eurostar Train by David Anstiss
TQ7266 : Bridge over Borstal Court Farm by N Chadwick

... and 182 more images.

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

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