English Channel tunnel opened to German rail

Source: The Local

After three years of studies, the commission in charge of tunnel security has given Deutsche Bahn permission to operate its trains in the Channel tunnel, a statement from the operator of the tunnel rail link said.

Contacted by AFP, Eurotunnel could not say when the first German trains would cross the Channel. Deutsche Bahn was not immediately available for comment.

“Twenty years after its opening, the public authorities are finally opening the Channel tunnel to all,” said Jacques Gounon, Eurotunnel CEO, in a statement.

He added that the move marked “enormous progress for millions of passengers in northern Europe.

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