Letter: Double tunnel vision

Sir: I read with interest Stephen Plowden's article (13 May) and his views on a high-speed rail link from St Pancras to the Channel Tunnel.

However I must point out that his opening gambit that the road tunnel under the Channel is the "latest wheeze from Eurotunnel" is wholly inaccurate.

Under the 1986 Concession Agreement, Eurotunnel is obliged to present plans to the British and French governments for a road tunnel under the Channel. We shall obviously fulfil that obligation.


Director of Communications


Folkestone, Kent