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Inauguration of the Eurotunnel

06/05/1994

Tunnel entrance of the French side, near the town of Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais

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The Eurotunnel, also called the Channel Tunnel or Chunnel, is a tunnel that runs under the English Channel, linking the town of Folkestone in England and the town of Coquelles, in France. Check out some quick data about the tunnel:

Construction: began in 1988
Inauguration: May 6, 1994
Length: 50.45 km, of which 37.9km run under the sea
Depth: 115m under the sea level at its deepest

Learn how the Tunnel was built:
Channel Tunnel
The Channel Tunnel Documentary
This Is How They Built The Eurotunnel | Super Structures | Spark
The Guardian reported the first train to cross the Chunnel:

Meanwhile Rolls steals show from cramped Eurostar. The Guardian.

More links

25 things you might not have known about the Channel Tunnel. The Telegraph.

The Channel Tunnel. Eurostar.

Eurotunnel - 22 years of history. The Guardian.

The Channel Tunnel. GetLink Group.

How the Channel Tunnel changed Europe forever. CNN Travel.

Academic articles

Managing British Public Opinion of the Channel Tunnel. Jstor.org.

This video follows a trip through the tunnel:
Step by Step Drive Through Guide to the EuroTunnel Check-in and Boarding Process at Folkstone

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Published in 26/01/2020

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