GR8 Chunnel

The Channel Tunnel was opened to the public on 22/12/1994 (however, the service tunnel was opened four years before).

Did you know?
– The total cost of the Channel Tunnel was 4.65 billion GBP (80% more than planned)

– The mass of limestone, other stones and the soil removed from undergrund was enough to build a hill near Dover called Samphire Hoe (samphire: a European plant which grows on rocks and cliffs by the sea, its leaves are often eaten)

– Eleven 1,300-tonne behomoth tunnel boring machines (TBMs) were used in the making

– Lining is guaranteed for 120 years

– The Eurotunnel is one of the New7Wonders of the World.

For more information visit the Timeline here:

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