The article summarises the results of a joint technical and economic examination by British Rail and the French Railways (SNCF) of a proposal to link the two systems by a single-track tunnel. This plan, while complete in itself, would not preclude the later development of a two-track system. The aim of the investigation is to achieve a low-cost fixed link based on a single-track tunnel system through which trains would operate in "flights" of 10 trains operating in each direction during a 3 hr cycle. Operating passenger and freight transport services, the tunnel would be used to about 60% capacity with trains running at a maximum speed of 120 km/hr.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 189-191
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 36
    • Issue Number: 368
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM