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Eurotunnel Turns 30

Feb 17 2016

On 12 February 2016, Eurotunnel celebrated the 30th anniversary of the treaty of Canterbury. The pact, signed by Geoffrey Howe, the UK foreign secretary at that time, and his French counterpart, Roland Dumas, authorised the construction of the fixed link beneath the Channel and set the terms for its construction and operation.

The 51 km long Channel Tunnel, connecting Great Britain with France and the European continent, transformed Europe and became a symbol of extraordinary determination and political courage, as well as the capacity that people have to change the world. According to Groupe Eurotunnel, the tunnel operator, more than 366 million people and 73 million vehicles have used the link to date.

By International Transport Journal | February 17, 2016
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