Exposé succinct en anglais sur le tunnel sous la manche. Document powerpoint.
[...] The restructuration is today hard, and the many shareholders have lost money. http://www.ineedaholidaytoo.com/images/transport/chunnel-big.jpg THE CHANNEL TUNNEL AND IMMIGRATION Illegal immigrants and would-be asylum seekers have been known to use the tunnel to attempt to enter Britain. By 1997, the problem had already attracted international press attention, and the French Red Cross opened a refugee centre at Sangatte in 1999, using a warehouse once used for tunnel construction; By 2002, it housed up to persons at a time, most of them trying to get the UK. [...]
[...] Engineers used large tunnel boring machines from England and from France. The first December 1990 the two building sites realized a junction. THE FEATURES Traced in the layer known as of chalk blue, with a 50 m depth under the bed of the sea (maximum depth of 107,3 m under the mean level of the sea), the Channel tunnel includes in fact three galleries. It is operated by Eurotunnel. Different types of train services operate: Eurotunnel Shuttle passenger shuttle trains. [...]
[...] After another failure in 1975 for economics reasons, the Eurotunnel project began to receive serious attention in 1984. Great Britain and France signed on the 12 of February in 1986. The drilling began in October, and the channel tunnel was inaugurated the 6 may 1994. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4f/Course_Channeltunnel_en.svg/250px-Course_Channeltunnel_en.svg.png A LONG WORK Digging the tunnel took 13,000 workers over seven years, with tunneling operations conducted simultaneously from both ends. The prime contractor for the construction was the Anglo-French TransManche Link a consortium of ten construction companies and five banks of the two countries. [...]
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