The World’s Second Longest Tunnel——The Channel Tunnel

The Channel Tunnel (French: Le tunnel sous la Manche; also nicknamed and shortened to Chunnel) is a 50.5-kilometre (31.4 mi) rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom, with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France, beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. To May 7, 1994 the official opening,it is the world’s second longest tunnel, the world’s largest construction projects used private capital , which lasted more than eight years, at a cost of about 100 billion pounds (about 15 billion US dollars). The tunnel greatly shortens the round-trip time from Europe to United Kingdom , which only spends 35 minutes one way.

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