London paris train history

London paris train history

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Eurostarlondon paris train history, , are the commercial high speed railway services presented by Eurostar International Limited that connects the city of London (United Kingdom) with Paris (France) and Brussels (Belgium) through the Eurotunnel (Channel tunnel of the spot). Trains run at a speed of 300 km / h, except for the tunnel below the English Channel, where they do it at 140 km / h. Until 2003, in the British section (from the tunnel to the city of London), circulation was slower, due to the antiquity of the roads.
 
 
For this reason it was built, a new high-speed link in london paris train history that dates back to the partial opening in 2003 being completed in 2007. The new high-speed link between the Eurotunnel and the city of London is called “High Speed “(High Speed), initially had been denominated like Channel Tunnel Rail Link or simply CTRL. The first section of 74 km (the closest to the Erutúnel), is operational since 2003 and the second section of 34 km (the closest to the city of London) since November 2007.
 
 
The services of london paris train history tells us that they are managed by Euroestar International Limited (EIL) (SNCF 55%), Caisse de dépot et placement du Quebéc (CDPQ 30%), Hermes Infrastructure (10%) and SNCB (5%). The Eurostar fleet consists of 38 trains called British Rail Class 373, in the United Kingdom and TGV373000 in France. There are two variants: 1.- 31 “Tres Capitles” trains, composed of two tractor trucks and 18 trailers, they are 394 m long and carry 750 passengers (206 in first class and 544 in second class).
 
The second variant of london paris train history, has 7 short sections “North of London” consisting of two tractor heads and 14 trailers, are 320 m long and transport 558 passengers (114 in first class and 444 in second class), were designed to operate as Eurostar Regionals, but currently 6 of them are responsible for internal services between Paris and the North of France, while one of them remained as spare parts

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