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.
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TR1237 : Railways towards Ashford by David Anstiss
TR0638 : Railways to Folkestone by David Anstiss
TQ9943 : Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Eurostar Train heading to Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ5281 : Engineering plant on HS1 before opening by Stephen Craven
TR0240 : Footbridge over HS1 by N Chadwick
TQ8652 : Train on CTRL, beside M20 Motorway and A20 by David Anstiss
TQ5281 : Rainham Marshes near Rainham by David Anstiss
TQ9845 : High Speed 1 by Oast House Archive
TQ5777 : HS1, West Thurrock by N Chadwick
TQ9149 : CTRL heading to Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ7069 : Bridge across HS1 by N Chadwick
TQ6271 : Eurostar heading towards Ebbsfleet by David Anstiss
TR1737 : Eurostar Railway to the Channel Tunnel by David Anstiss
TQ6869 : Bridge on the HS1 by N Chadwick
TQ8950 : CTRL goes under Boughton Road by David Anstiss
TQ7266 : Bridge over Borstal Court Farm by N Chadwick
TQ7167 : Medway Valley Railway bridge and Eurostar Train by David Anstiss
TQ7068 : CTRL link with Phone Mast by David Anstiss
TQ6070 : Hook Green Road Bridge over CTRL by David Anstiss
TQ3084 : Railway bridge over York Way, King's Cross by David Anstiss
TQ6570 : CTRL to Ashford by David Anstiss
TR0241 : Boys Hall Road bridge by N Chadwick
TQ7069 : Road bridge over CTRL by David Anstiss
TR0340 : Railways to Ashford by David Anstiss
TQ6969 : High Speed 1 bridge by N Chadwick

... and 196 more images.

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

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