The Channel Tunnel is a complete transport system. The paper explains how and why a specific organization was set up, the different aspects of the undertaking to construct the system, its original features and the resources used. In an infrastructure of this type, the fixed equipment in the tunnels as well as at the terminal is of primary importance. This involves the railway tracks, all the electrical networks, the control and communication facilities as well as the ventilation and aerodynamic systems. The paper also describes tunnel drainage, fire-fighting systems and the organization of utility rooms. For the covering abstract see IRRD 866394.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 88-92
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 102
    • Issue Number: SUP1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00668722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7277-2002-3
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM