The channel tunnel opened 6th May 1994, linking Britain to France

10 Channel Tunnel Facts #OnThisDay 6th May The Channel Tunnel is Opened

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10 Facts about the Channel Tunnel

Opening Question: Who opened the Channel Tunnel

Answer 1994 President François Mitterrand and the Queen open the Channel Tunnel

  1. What is the English Name: The Channel Tunnel
  2. What is the French Name: Le tunnel sous la Manche
  3. Is there a nickname: The Chunnel
  4. What is the length of the Channel Tunnel 31.35 miles long or 50.45-kilometre
  5. What two locations do the channel tunnel connect to: Folkestone, Kent, UK to Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais France.
  6. How many railway lines are in the Channel Tunnel: 2
  7. How many tunnels are in the Channel Tunnel: 2 rail lines and 1 service line
  8. What is the rail track gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in or 1435 mm
  9. How fast do trains travel through the Channel Tunnel: Maximum is 99mph or 160kmh

 

 

 

 

 

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