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29/07/1987 Eurotunnel agreement is signed by Thatcher and Mitterrand

The Channel Tunnel is a 50.45-kilometre rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom, with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France. The tunnel carries high-speed Eurostar passenger trains, the Eurotunnel Shuttle for road vehicles—the largest such transport in the world—and international goods trains.


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