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Video of the Week: Diving down into the depths of the Channel Tunnel.

Posted by Emily O'Dowd on Jun 23, 2017

The Channel TuChannel Tunnel video.jpgnnel is the UK's first high-speed railway which connects Southern England with the North of France. The idea was put in motion over 200 years ago, but tunneling did not begin until 1988, and eventually opened for passengers in 1984. It still stands as the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world and at its lowest point, it is 75 m (250 ft) deep below the sea bed, and 115 m (380 ft) below sea level.The 50.45-kilometres worth of engineering has successfully connected an island nation with a continent. This week's video provides a unique insight into the Channel Tunnel and explains how evacuations are carried out and what you can expect when Britain and France meet halfway though the undersea network. 



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Emily O'Dowd

Written by Emily O'Dowd

On graduating with a degree in English Literature at Royal Holloway University of London, Emily joined the editorial team. When she isn't writing articles for the website or interviewing experts in the industry she enjoys reading, running and sailing.

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