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    Can I Drive my Car through the Channel Tunnel?
    Can I drive my car through the Channel Tunnel? It is not possible to drive a car or motorcycle through the Channel Tunnel. Instead, motorists must drive onto the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle train, which boards at the Channel Tunnel terminals in Folkestone and Calais. What should I take with me in my car?

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    8 hours ago WebThere are two ways cars can enter the tunnel: by train or by boat. The boats carry vehicles on their roofs, which means they only have to go under the water once before they reach the other side of the channel. Reference: how deep is the channel tunnel. …

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    8 hours ago WebYou sit comfortably in your own car (or in a minibus if you're a cyclist) while you are carried through the tunnel on a special train, the …

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    8 hours ago WebIt is not possible to drive a car or motorcycle through the Channel Tunnel. Instead, motorists must drive onto the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle train, which boards at the Channel Tunnel terminals in …

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    3 hours ago WebVehicle types Take your car to the Continent Take your car to the Continent Load up and drive with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle No excess luggage charge Whatever type of vehicle you …

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    1 hours ago WebThe Channel Tunnel (often called the 'Chunnel' for short) is an undersea tunnel linking southern England and northern France. It is operated by the company Getlink, who also …

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    8 hours ago WebThe actual traveling time in the tunnel itself is just 20 minutes. It is recommended to arrive an hour ahead of time to be sure you get a seat and to get through the boarding process. Minimum

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    4 hours ago WebThe concept was a single-track rail tunnel with a service tunnel, but without shuttle terminals. The British government took no interest in funding the project, but the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher did not object to …

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    6 hours ago WebDrive on, relax, drive off. Boarding commences 25 mins before departure time. Check the blue screens, our website, and listen for announcements. Follow the green arrows to your allocated slip lane ready for boarding. …

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    2 hours ago WebSome 4.5 million UK tourists use the Channel Tunnel every year, with 1.6 million trucks transporting goods between the UK and the continent, making it worth …

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    5 hours ago WebNo, there is no car service all the way from London to Paris. You need to drive to Folkestone and you and your car will get off near Calais. Joe.. You don't need to …

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    8 hours ago WebIt conveys road vehicles (including bicycles and motorcycles) and passengers (including some animals) by rail through the Channel Tunnel. Freight vehicles are carried in …

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    4 hours ago WebThe tunnel carries high-speed Eurostar passenger trains, the Eurotunnel Shuttle for road vehicles—the largest such transport in the world—and international …

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    9 hours ago WebWhat is the speed limit for trains through the Channel Tunnel? The speed limit for trains through the tunnel is 160 kilometres per hour (100 mph). The Channel Tunnel is …

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    3 hours ago WebDrive from France to England through the Eurotunnel in a Mini Cooper. Rit van Frankrijk naar Engeland door de Eurotunnel in een Mini Cooper.

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    5 hours ago WebThe Chunnel tunnel is 31.3 miles (50.56 km) in length and it takes a Eurostar train approximately 35 minutes to travel its full length. In total, the fastest journey time …

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    Can I Drive my Car through the Channel Tunnel?

    Can I drive my car through the Channel Tunnel? It is not possible to drive a car or motorcycle through the Channel Tunnel. Instead, motorists must drive onto the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle train, which boards at the Channel Tunnel terminals in Folkestone and Calais. What should I take with me in my car?

    How do you go through the Channel Tunnel in London?

    You sit comfortably in your own car (or in a minibus if you're a cyclist) while you are carried through the tunnel on a special train, the Car Transport. Nobody really calls the the tunnel the "chunnel" anymore. It is called the Channel Tunnel or Le Shuttle for going by car or Eurostar for the high-speed, passenger-only service.

    What is a shuttle train in the Channel Tunnel?

    Freight vehicles are carried in separate shuttle trains hauled by the same locomotives and a passenger carriage, known as the Club Car. The service is owned and operated by Getlink, the owner of the Channel Tunnel. Eurotunnel Shuttle at the exit of the Channel Tunnel in France.

    Why did trains stop running through the Channel Tunnel?

    In September 2006 EWS, the UK's largest rail freight operator, announced that owing to cessation of UK-French government subsidies of £52 million per annum to cover the tunnel "Minimum User Charge" (a subsidy of around £13,000 per train, at a traffic level of 4,000 trains per annum), freight trains would stop running after 30 November.

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