Talk:Channel Tunnel

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ouverture ne 1994[edit]

Channel Tunnel and the effect on ferry routes and international train traffic[edit]

May I suggest a paragraph/section covering the Channel Tunnel's effect on the provision of cross-Channel and North Sea ferry routes. The following are a some of the routes to have closed since 1994:

Folkestone - Boulogne Folkestone - Calais Sheerness - Vlissingen Ramsgate - Dunkirk Harwich - Ostende Dover - Ostende (now only Hydrofoil) Harwich - Esbjerg (recent) Felixstowe - Zeebrugge Harwich - Hamburg (laterly Cuxhaven)

It is now no longer possible to get connecting ferries therefore to train services, e.g. Dover-Ostende used to connect with the Ostende - Vienna express which no longer runs. Now one would have to travel via Eurostar to Brussels and change several times to get to Vienna. International trains no longer arrive at Hoek van Holland and the Boat Train no longer runs from Liverpool St to Harwich Parkestone Quay (now renamed, ironically, 'International', despite the fact that there are fewer international links available from Harwich.

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Channel Tunnel introductory section, overlong and digressive[edit]

Comparing this article’s introductory section to other articles concerning feats of engineering and technology — like the Shinkansen article or the TGV article, say — it seems a little digressive and overlong while simultaneously lacking some detail. In favor of major facts which are omitted entirely (such as its safety record: only 10 incidents since its inauguration, all without serious injury), the introductory section suddenly dives into side-topics or digresses into the minutiae of subtopics which probably belong only in the later sections specific to those details… where further reading shows they are in fact already well-covered! This intro could be cleaned up, mostly with a tighter focus, maybe including more details as behooves an encyclopedia’s historic POV while also shortening it in other regards, all to the reader’s benefit. (talk) 15:57, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

1913 proposal[edit]

I've stumbled across this on eBay. No idea how significant it was at the time, but it does refer to a "deputation" to the British PM. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7D:3A1:9700:F40D:A671:8FE7:7A38 (talk) 01:46, 3 July 2020 (UTC)