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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TQ6371 : Mobile Phone Mast, near CTRL by David Anstiss
TR1536 : CTRL to Ashford, Eurostar to Europe by David Anstiss
TR0340 : Railways to Folkestone by David Anstiss
TQ7560 : A Eurostar train  heading towards Ashford by David Anstiss
TR1436 : Channel Tunnel Rail Link towards Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ5282 : High Speed 1 towards Dagenham by David Anstiss
TR0142 : Stour Valley Walk by the Channel Tunnel High Speed Line by N Chadwick
TQ9647 : CTRL railway towards Ebbsfleet by David Anstiss
TQ9248 : Eurostar on CTRL from Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ9447 : CTRL leading to Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ6969 : HS1 near Cobham by N Chadwick
TR0638 : Station Road Bridge by N Chadwick
TR0141 : HS1 near Ashford Station by N Chadwick
TQ5480 : Channel Tunnel Rail link parallel to the railway line by N Chadwick
TQ7458 : Lenham Cottage at The Museum of Kent Life by Oast House Archive
TQ6769 : Road Bridge over CTRL by David Anstiss
TR0142 : High Speed 1 by N Chadwick
TQ7266 : The Channel Tunnel Rail Link by N Chadwick
TQ8751 : CTRL from Bridge No.823 by David Anstiss
TQ7266 : The Medway Bridges by N Chadwick
TQ3084 : Shed Outside St Pancras, High Speed Channel Tunnel Link Railway by David Dixon
TQ8354 : Footbridge over CTRL by David Anstiss
TQ6174 : CTRL heading to Ebbsfleet Station by David Anstiss
TQ7266 : CTRL bridge over Wouldham Rd by N Chadwick
TR1436 : Sandling Road bridge over the railway by David Anstiss

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

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