THE CHANNEL TUNNEL: 1751-1975

THE HISTORY IS REVIEWED ON RESEARCH AND PREPARATION OF THE CHANNEL TUNNEL. A DESCRIPTION IS GIVEN OF STUDIES CARRIED OUT IN RECENT YEARS, CONCLUDING WITH SOME COMMENTS ON THE IMPLICATIONS, FOR THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION, OF THE FINANCING BY PRIVATE MEANS OF A PROJECT WHICH HAD BEEN THOUGHT TO BE OF SUCH MAGNITUDE THAT IT HAD TO BE ACCOMPLISHED ON A GOVERNMENTAL BASIS. VALID ROUTES HAVE BEEN DELINEATED FOR EITHER A BORED TUNNEL THAT WOULD BE EMBEDDED IN THE LOWER CHALK, OR AN IMMERSED TUBE LAID IN A TRENCH DREDGED IN THE SEA BED. THE DECISION AS TO THE TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION MAY DEPEND UPON THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SUBMITTED BY CONTRACTORS. TWENTY-FOUR HOUR SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE, WITH TRAINS DEPARTING EVERY FIVE OR TEN MINUTES DURING PEAK PERIODS. COSTS OF THE TUNNEL ARE REVIEWED.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 37-43
  • Monograph Title: International transportation topics
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1994 12:00AM