St. George Unofficial Bank Holiday

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Britain at it's best

Today was the first run of the new high speed rail link from Paris to London. It is so superb that it will cut 20mins of the 2hrs 30min journey and only cost the tax payer 5.8billion GBP.

"The high cost of the project is partly due to some major engineering challenges, including laying track." said someone who new.

Eurostar sets Paris-London record
Eurostar has set a speed record on its inaugural journey from Paris to London via Britain's new high-speed line.
The train, carrying journalists and VIPs, arrived at St Pancras, instead of Waterloo, for the first time. It took two hours, three minutes, 39 seconds. more here

Here are two exclusive shots taken on this monumental occasion.

The first (above) shows the Train approaching the Tunnel on the French side,
and the second (below) shows it shortly after reaching England.

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