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Test Run on board Eurostar Test Train

This is the only footage available of a Eurostar test train running at Maximum Test Speed + 10% (255 km) on the Section 2 of the London Tunnels on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) now known as High Speed One (HS1).

The video was taken back in 2007 at the heart of the test running period.

Courtesy of David Mommer


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