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Offline catry

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Fire in Chunnel leaves a traffic mess
« on: September 11, 2008, 05:19:45 PM »
http://www.yourcanterbury.co.uk/kent-news/Chunnel-fire-set-to-bring-days-of-traffic-misery-newsinkent16072.aspx?news=local

A fire in the Chunnel connecting France and England could result in days of severe traffic and freight backlog as crews scramble to repair damaged sections.  Fortunately French firefighters were nearby and managed a quick knockdown before too much damage could occur.

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Fire in Chunnel leaves a traffic mess
« on: September 11, 2008, 05:19:45 PM »

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Re: Fire in Chunnel leaves a traffic mess
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2008, 05:04:35 AM »
http://www.kentnews.co.uk/kent-news/Tunnel-fire--Chemicals-could-have-sparked-disaster-newsinkent16080.aspx?news=local

Quote from Kentnews "Fire crews from both sides of the Channel fought the blaze for 17 hours before it was fully under control." Doesn't really sound like a quick knockdown considering Kent would have to respond nearly forty miles from their side. 

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Re: Fire in Chunnel leaves a traffic mess
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2008, 08:10:23 AM »

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Re: Fire in Chunnel leaves a traffic mess
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 11:41:02 AM »
There are two tunnels, one for each running direction. In turn each is divided into three sections linked by crossover tracks with a service tunnel in between which can accomodate road vehicles including special fire units. The tunnels are 31 miles long.

One of the six tunnel sections will be out of service until February 2009 but the other 5 are back in service and most scheduled trains are running