Twenty-year anniversary of a remarkable Anglo-French achievement

Twenty years ago on May 6, 1994, Queen Elizabeth and French president François Mitterand jointly inaugurated the Channel Tunnel, which links Britain to the European continent.

At  that ceremony Her Majesty described Eurotunnel's achievement as a happy marriage of “French élan and British pragmatism”.

This link between France and England, which the American Society of Civil Engineers dubbed one of the seven wonders of the modern world succeeded last year in carrying 20 million passengers, even thougjh it still operates at half of its capacity

An informative analysis of the chunnel's present state and plans for its future can be found in this report.

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