The Chunnel

chunnel map locationThe Underground train tunnel that traverses the channel between England and France via a sub-aquatic cave tube is affectionately known as “The Chunnel.”

It was built between 1988 and 1994, requiring some major modern engineering to accomplish it. Built under and through the shortest expanse between these two countries, it is the first and only train tunnel of its kind and the only dual country collaboration project that connects the tiny island nation of Great Britain to the European mainland.

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