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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TR1636 : Channel Tunnel Rail Link Bridge near Dollands Moor by N Chadwick
TQ7266 : Borstal Court Farm by N Chadwick
TR0240 : Railways to Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ8950 : Lenham Heath roadbridge over CTRL by David Anstiss
TR0241 : Elevated HS1 by N Chadwick
TR0142 : Ashford International Station & HS1 by N Chadwick
TR0142 : High Speed 1, Ashford by N Chadwick
TR0142 : High Speed line by N Chadwick
TR0638 : Footbridge over the railway by David Anstiss
TQ6570 : Footbridge over Channel Tunnel Rail Link,near Church Road by David Anstiss
TR1037 : The Channel Tunnel Rail Link crosses over the A20 Ashford road by David Anstiss
TR2037 : Offbridge in Channel Tunnel Rail Terminal by David Anstiss
TQ9248 : HS1 seen from Egerton Rd by N Chadwick
TQ9149 : CTRL heading to Ebbsfleet by David Anstiss
TQ9746 : Channel Tunnel Rail Link by Oast House Archive
TQ8751 : Channel Tunnel Rail Link by Oast House Archive
TQ8254 : Access roadbridge over CTRL by David Anstiss
TQ5777 : Roundabout on St Clements Way by David Anstiss
TQ9647 : M20 approaching HS1 Overbridge by N Chadwick
TQ4384 : Railway line to Manor Park by David Anstiss
TQ7659 : Boarley Lane over CTRL by David Anstiss
TR0838 : New and Old Railway Bridges by Julian P Guffogg
TR0142 : High Speed 1 Bridge over the Great Stour by N Chadwick
TR0141 : Elevated HS1 by N Chadwick
TR1437 : Railway Tunnels over High Speed 1 by Oast House Archive

... and 182 more images.

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

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