Britain’s Queen inaugurated a memorial plaque at the station Pancras International in honor of the 20th anniversary of the opening of the tunnel under the English Channel.
Opening signs preceded the official visit of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to France, which took place July 5-7 at the invitation of French President François Hollande. During the visit, the Queen along with the Duke will participate in events in France and Normandy on the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings, and held a reception with the President of France in the Elysée Palace.
Since the opening of the Eurotunnel over 65 million vehicles and more than 300 million passengers crossed through it the English Channel. This revolutionary project marked the beginning of a new era of collaboration and innovation, and changed the railways of the United Kingdom from mainland Europe.
Author: Anastasiia Trepyton