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Channel Tunnel

EuroTunnel.

General Information

Structural Type: Tunnel
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) tunnel
High-speed rail tunnel
Construction method: Tunnel boring machine (TBM)
Other name(s): EuroTunnel
Built: 1987 - 1994
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Calais, Pas-de-Calais (62), Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, Europe
Folkestone, Shepway, Kent, South East England, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Underneath of
  • Channel
Coordinates: 50° 55' 22.00" N    1° 46' 50.00" E
Coordinates: 51° 5' 49.00" N    1° 9' 21.00" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 50 450 m
number of tracks 2 x 1
number of tubes 3
crossing tubes on-axis distance between tubes 375 m
TBM number 11
tube 1 interior diameter 7.6 m
tube 2 interior diameter 4.8 m
tube 3 interior diameter 7.6 m

Design Loads

design speed 160 km/h

Cost

cost of construction French Franc 45 000 000 000

Materials

tunnel structure reinforced concrete

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000334
Created: 15/08/1999
Last Updated: 22/07/2014