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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TQ9647 : CTRL heading to Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ9348 : Channel Tunnel Rail Link towards France by Oast House Archive
TQ9534 : Oast House at Yonsea Farm, Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch, Kent by Oast House Archive
TQ9534 : Oast House at Yonsea Farm, Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch, Kent by Oast House Archive
TQ7458 : Lenham Cottage at The Museum of Kent Life by Oast House Archive
TQ9746 : Channel Tunnel Rail Link by Oast House Archive
TQ8751 : Channel Tunnel Rail Link by Oast House Archive
TQ9943 : Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Eurostar Train heading to Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ9943 : CTRL heading to Ebbsfleet and London by David Anstiss
TQ9050 : CTRL to Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ8254 : CTRL Tunnel by David Anstiss
TQ8155 : Subway under CTRL by David Anstiss
TQ6174 : Ebbsfleet Station on the CTRL by David Anstiss
TQ6174 : CTRL heading to Ebbsfleet Station by David Anstiss
TQ6174 : Railway over the CTRL by David Anstiss
TQ6174 : Footbridge over the CTRL, near Northfleet by David Anstiss
TQ6173 : CTRL bridge over footpath by David Anstiss
TQ6173 : Footpath beside the Channel Tunnel Railway Link by David Anstiss
TQ9647 : CTRL railway towards Ebbsfleet by David Anstiss
TQ9647 : A20 Maidstone Road bridge by David Anstiss
TQ9845 : CTRL over Watery Lane by David Anstiss
TQ9447 : CTRL leading to Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ9447 : CTRL Bridge over Leacon Lane by David Anstiss
TQ9348 : CTRL towards Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ9248 : Eurostar on CTRL from Ashford by David Anstiss

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

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