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Chunnel:, The

The Amazing Story of the Undersea Crossing of the English Channel

by Drew Fetherston

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Crown .
Written in English

  • British & Irish history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • European history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Transport industries,
  • Tunnels,
  • Geopolitics,
  • Technology,
  • History: American,
  • England,
  • Europe,
  • Channel Tunnel (England and France),
  • History / General,
  • Engineering - Civil,
  • Channel Tunnel (England and Fr

  • The Physical Object
    Number of Pages404
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8019916M
    ISBN 100812921984
    ISBN 109780812921984

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Chunnel:, The by Drew Fetherston Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Chunnel: The Amazing Story of the Undersea Crossing of the English Channel Hardcover – Octo by/5(10). Fetherston's book is a Drew Fetherston's epic chronicle of the Channel Tunnel is the story of these dreamers and of the men and women who finally made the dream a reality.

Conceived by hard-headed businessmen and intended to make money, the tunnel project became a fiscal disaster/5(5). out of 5 stars The best single book on the Chunnel project. Reviewed in the United States on Septem Verified Purchase. There are a number of books on the project to build the Chunnel, and I've read most of them.

Many have a lot of /5(10). Ride Through the Astounding Chunnel. One-Way. Round Trip. The Channel Tunnel (often called the 'Chunnel' for short) is an undersea tunnel linking southern The book and northern France.

It is operated by the company Getlink, who also run a railway shuttle (Le Shuttle) between Folkestone and Calais. This book majors mainly on the disgraceful relationship between; Eurotunnel the client, and TML the contractors.

What a sad indictment of private industry, particularly in Britain. The book ends prior to the tunnel opening, I would have liked this included plus also the outcome of the legal situation as regards payments/5(3).

Note: Please take care to book your route the correct way round. Eg: When travelling from UK, select Folkestone to Calais.

If you are taking a car or motorbike to France, the Chunnel Car Train (run by Eurotunnel) is The book quickest way to cross the Channel. Begin in London, city of myth and ghosts and fish and chips.

At St. Pancras Station, board your Chunnel Train for the mph journey to Paris. Emerge at Nord Station in two hours and 15 minutes. From here, connect to over destinations across Europe. Continue on now to our classes of service, where you can enhance your trip with the almighty.

The Chunnel train and most all other high-speed trains around Europe use airlines style pricing so the sooner you book the cheaper it will be. Just like with a plane ticket if you price it out at the last minute the fare will be sky-high.

Book Tickets 1 st Class Comfort is actually “the middle” on board the Chunnel Train – not Chunnel: low, nor too high, but the perfect spot to situate oneself in. No Brit talks about "The Chunnel" unless they have been in a coma since the early 90s.

If we are taking our cars we go by Eurotunnel or else we travel by Eurostar. Unfortunately some US travel guy by the name of Rick Steves. still thinks it is cool to talk about "The Chunnel". Just pop over to the France forum to get the full force of the venom. Eurostar is a high-speed train connecting Great Britain to Continental Europe.

The Eurostar travels via the Channel Tunnel, and brings you from London to Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam in just a few hours. The Eurostar also travels direct to Lille, and Disneyland Paris (Marne-la-Vallée).

Facilities and services. Book your London theatre tickets. Whether you are driving to the Continent for business or pleasure, we have a range of channel tunnel tickets and fares to suit The book travel needs and budget. All chunnel The book prices include your car and up to 9 travel time from Folkestone to Calais is just 35 minutes - faster than the ferry crossing from Dover to Calais.

† Savings based on Train + Hotel package bookings on when compared at the time of booking to the price of the same standalone train and. Eurostar offers 3 classes of service 2 for 1st class and 1 for 2nd class. Business Premier which offers priority express check-in at the terminals, a dedicated ticket desk for check in, access to the Eurostar Executive lounges, spacious reclining seats with generous legroom, wifi access at the terminals, a dedicated coach for business travelers, complimentary newspapers, 3-course.

The Channel Tunnel, more commonly known as the Chunnel, is a route beneath the English Channel that connects England and France.

Stretching underground for 31 miles, the tunnel contains a rail. Travel with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle - Folkestone to Calais in just 35 minutes. Up to 4 shuttles per hour, and direct motorway access. Book now from just £31 per car, each way.

A Chunnel Train, Once a Dream. Save up to 30% on Standard Premier (Comfort Class) Chunnel tickets with. Book by J “Where are we Professor Poppycock. This isn’t Paris. What are these flying machines doing all over the road?” said a panicked Josiah, the apprentice to the world’s foremost steam-powered train inventor.

You can't prebook the 'chunnel'. You can take the train through the Channel Tunnel, and the train is called Eurostar. Or you can go and take your own car through the tunnel, in which case you need to book a ticket with a company called Eurotunnel. So it depends on what mode of transport you want.

High Interest Books. The Chunnel The Building of a Year-Old Dream. By Jil Fine. Grades. Genre. Non-Fiction. Using pictures, drawings, maps, and interesting text, this book explains why and how England and France connected their two nations by building a tunnel under the English Information: From the first.

The ‘Chunnel’ Untilif you wanted to go from London to Paris but you didn’t want to fly, you got a train to Dover, then a boat to Calais, and then a train to Paris. The journey was about nine hours. But inthe ‘Chunnel’, or the Channel Tunnel, opened.

It is a rail tunnel, kilometres long, which goes under. The Tunnel (French: Tunnel) is a British–French crime drama television series adapted from the Danish-Swedish crime series The Bridge (Broen, Bron).The series began broadcasting on 16 October on Sky Atlantic in the UK, and on 11 November on Canal+ in France.

The series stars Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy as British and French police detectives Karl No. of episodes: 24 (list of episodes). Eurostar tickets to Paris, Lille, Brussels and Amsterdam can usually be booked up to days before your return travel date, however this can vary – for instance if there's engineering work on one of the lines – and there are a few exceptions.

Lyon, Avignon and Marseille ; Tickets on the direct* Eurostar train go on sale between and days in advance, depending on when you book. Each Eurotunnel Shuttle can carry six cyclists. The bicycles are carried on a specially adapted trailer and the cyclists travel in a minibus.

To book a bicycle crossing, telephone the sales support department, weekdays, from 9 a.m. to p.m. on 44 (0) Cycle crossings must be booked 48 hours in out more about cycles on. The Chunnel: The Building of a Year-Old Dream (Architectural Wonders). The Channel Tunnel is miles long, with 24 of those miles located under water.

However, since there are three tunnels that travel from Great Britain to France, with many small tunnels that connect the three main ones, the total tunnel length is about 95 miles worth of : Jennifer Rosenberg.

With Ferrysavers you can book a cheap Eurotunnel Le Shuttle cross channel train service to France or England.

You can book Eurotunnel routes to Folkestone and Eurotunnel routes to Calais. At Ferrysavers we've made it easy for you to find the perfect bargain Channel crossing, just use our real-time comparison engine to find the specific Eurotunnel service you are 5/5.

The Chunnel:: The Amazing Story of the Undersea Crossing of the English Channel Drew Fetherston, Author Crown Publishing Group (NY) $35 (p) ISBN Buy this book. The Channel Tunnel, commonly referred to the "The Chunnel" or the Euro Tunnel, features two tubes for rail traffic, one for each direction.

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Max Brooks (Goodreads Author) avg rating —ratings. score: 52, Eurostar is a high-speed modern train connecting Britain with the rest of Europe. Eurostar is the preferred means of transport for those who want to reach cities like Paris, Amsterdam, Lille or Bruxelles from London Learn more.

Ebbsfleet International. Marne La Vallee. Ebbsfleet International. Ebbsfleet International. Ebbsfleet International. It's called the Eurostar; the "Chunnel" is rather outdated slang for Channel Tunnel, the 20 or so miles of tunnel under the English Channel.

Anyway, tickets go on sale days before the date of departure. Do go online at T, as there are a limited supply of cheap advance tickets to be had (last time I checked £39/$59 each way). Crosses the channel at the straight of Dover, the narrowest point of the channel Goes from Folkestone, UK to Coquelles, France mile train tunnel carrying people vehicles and freight via 2 single track.

The journey on board the Eurostar is an amazing experience. You will travel under the Channel, through the 50 km Channel Tunnel, one of the seven wonders of the modern world. An amazing experience.

It is very simple to buy a Eurostar ticket. On the Rail Europe websites or our Train Ticket website, you can book you Eurostar ticket in a few clicks. Saga Nor and Martin Rohde from hit crime drama series The Bridge.

An Anglo-French bilingual version, with working title The Tunnel, will be made by Sky Atlantic and Canal+.Author: Vicky Frost. To travel with Eurostar using your pass you need to book your seat in advance and pay a seat reservation fee.

You’ll be travelling in either Standard or Standard Premier, depending on the class of your rail pass. Passes eligible on UK-France route: Eurail or Interrail Global Passes; Eurail 3 or 4 Country Select Passes Valid in France.

I was unhappy with the sources, as they just referred to the chunnel without defining it, so I popped into a bookshop and found the Oxford Dictionary of English "Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd Edition Revised ed.). OUP Oxford.

11 August ISBN " which defines Chunnel as an informal name for the Channel Tunnel. It goes on to. I would book the eurostar in advance -- there are a limited number of 69 pound round trips available. We waited till we were in England one time, and found that we had to pay a much higher fare.

London is a popular starting point for many travelers on their European vacation. A short and comfortable train ride connects the British capital with France's city of love, Paris. Let's show you how you can travel from London to Paris by train.

Travel from London to Paris and discover up to 33 European countries. Answer 1 of Any input would be appreciated. we are travelling to london in october and planning to take the chunnel to paris, one way. do we need to book our ticket ahead of time and what are the different accomodations.

we were thinking of doing the cheapest.