When the two ends of the Channel Tunnel met in 1990, the moment was marked by a shaking of hands between a construction worker from France and one from England, followed by a mutual crossing of hundreds of workers. The man who enabled that meeting to take place through the production of special laser guidance equipment was Peter Zollman, a Hungarian refugee from the 1956 revolution, who was only 25 when he arrived in England with a degree in electrical engineering and who went on to win three Queen's Awards for technological innovation and export in the industry.
Channel Tunnel rail link hits 10m milestone coinciding with 20th anniversary
Only a handful of lines will be providing services the day after Christmas
Eurostar looks set to fall into the hands of the French as City analysts predict the Government’s stake in the Channel tunnel rail line will be snapped up by Paris-controlled SNCF.
Eurostar today said publicity from last summer’s Olympics saw a surge of passengers from the US, Australia and Brazil occupy its seats this year.
'Illegally' high charges mean tunnel runs 43 per cent under capacity while inflating Eurostar ticket prices
Temperatures could reach 21 degrees in the south of England
British emergency services continue to rescue motorists as travel woe spreads to northern Europe with the closure of Frankfurt airport and suspension of all Eurostar services
The man who pays his way
With his Belgian passport and job as a Brussels bus driver, Norbert Rukimbira would not have stood out as a suspected international assassin as he sat on board the Eurolines coach that pulled into the passport control building at Folkestone’s Eurotunnel terminal three weeks ago.
Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar today reported a surge in Easter and royal wedding weekend passengers.
Here is a scene from the near future. Arriving at the Gare du Nord in Paris by Eurostar, you discover that, as usual, the taxi queue seems to stretch half-way back to the Channel Tunnel.
It would be interesting to know what Beatrix Potter would have made of it. Dozens of exotic species, whose natural habitats range from the lower reaches of the Yangtze River to the steamy canopy of the Amazonian rainforest by way of the arid Australian Outback, are thriving in the temperate climes of the British countryside.
Royal Navy and merchant ships may form flotilla to spearhead repatriation
Eurostar was investigating its latest embarrassing cross-channel train breakdown today which left more than 700 people stranded in darkness.
The extent of Eurostar failures and the "appalling" conditions hundreds of its passengers endured while trapped on broken-down trains in the Channel Tunnel were highlighted today in an independent report into the pre-Christmas travel chaos.