Tunel koji povezuje Englesku i Francusku ispod nivao mora.
Tunnel built beneath the English Channel, linking Britain with mainland Europe. It comprises twin rail tunnels, 50 km/31 mi long and 7.3 m/24 ft in diameter, located 40 m/130 ft beneath the seabed. It was begun 1986, and the French and English sections were linked Dec 1990. It was officially opened 6 May 1994. The shuttle train service, Le Shuttle, opened to trucks May 1994 and to automobiles Dec 1994. The tunnel's high-speed train service, Eurostar, linking London to Paris and Brussels, opened Nov 1994.
Sinonimi: Channel Tunnel
The railroad tunnel between France and England under the English Channel; SYN. Channel Tunnel.
See English Channel.An arm of the Atlantic Ocean that forms a channel between France and Britain.
Stretch of water between England and France, leading in the W to the Atlantic Ocean, and in the E via the Strait of Dover to the North Sea; it is also known as La Manche (French “the sleeve”) from its shape. The Channel Tunnel, opened 1994, runs between Folkestone, Kent, and Sangatte, W of Calais.
The English Channel is 450 km/280 mi long W–E; 27 km/17 mi wide at its narrowest (Cap Gris Nez–Dover) and 177 km/110 mi wide at its widest (Ushant–Land's End).