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Channel Tunnel Rail Link

Eurostar under the Barlow shed

First train arriving at St Pancras International Station on the 5th March 2007.

This well advertised event, climax of the extraordinary adventure of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Project, created a lot of enthusiasm and showed the public the professionalism and the passion of the men behind the Design, Construction and Testing & Commissioning of the first High Speed Line in the United-Kingdom.


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