The cost finally amounted to £9 billion equivalent to £16 billion in 2019 , well over its predicted budget.
Freight services allow trade, including perishable food and products, to move between England and France.
About 334,000 Sonneville blocks were made on the Sangatte site.
On 3 August 2007, an electrical failure lasting six hours caused passengers to be trapped in the tunnel on a shuttle.
I am very surprised to know this because that is a very interesting and intriguing engineering marvel.
The platform at the base of the cliff was not large enough for all of the drives and, despite environmental objections, tunnel spoil was placed behind a reinforced concrete seawall, on condition of placing the chalk in an enclosed lagoon, to avoid wide dispersal of chalk fines.