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

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

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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