The Channel Tunnel, known as the Chunnel, is an undersea tunnel beneath the English Channel, linking England to France. It runs from Folkestone in Kent to Coquelles near Calais and has the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world. It stretches underground for 31 miles.
The tunnelling started in 1988. The fill that was removed during the tunnelling process was deposited at Shakespeare Cliff near Dover, which has had the effect of increasing the size of the UK by 90 acres. This [more…]