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Arrival of First ever Train at St Pancras International

Official press release photo about the arrival of the 1st ever Eurostar under the Barlow shed at St Pancras international station on the night of the 5th March 2007. This event marked the beginning of a two and a half months period of extensive testing with trains at high speed that was managed by the Alstom, Carillion and TSO - Joint Venture Testing and Commissioning team.


CTRL Section 2 Project
Entente Cordiale
Arrival of First ever Train at St Pancras International
Eurostar under the Barlow shed
Preparation on-board Eurostar before test runs
Review of CTRL-Section 2 project
Test Run on board Eurostar Test Train
Eurostar Test Train T&C Team
Eurostar test train at Stratford
Convoy of RRV
Installation of OCS equipment
Structure Gauge Checks
Gauge 'Hot Spots' checks
Test Track
View of London Tunnel
Multi-Purpose Gantry
Transition Slab & Ballasted Tracks
Multi Purpose Gantry (MPG)
Slab Track Team
Train Tunnel Ventilation Tests
Mauzin Train Tests
Michael Palin visits CTRL