Tag Archives: Rail transport

02Jul/15

Migrants in Calais attempt to stow away on trucks to reach UK

Migrants camping in the French port of Calais try to board lorries to make the journey across the English Channel to Britain.

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01Jul/15

Freight trucks, migrants hampered as ferry workers continue blockade of Calais port

Ferry workers continue to block the port of Calais, forcing the closure of the Channel Tunnel leaving trucks and migrants hoping to get to the United Kingdom stranded in France.
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08Jun/15

Crossrail completes tunnelling in London in billion pound railway project

Crossrail releases a time-lapse video showing a drone’s journey through 26 miles of tunnels, as the tunnelling part of a new railway link across London is completed.

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10Feb/15

Battery-powered train brings low-carbon commuting to UK

ESSEX, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – The tagline says it all.

This Independently Powered Electric Multiple Unit is being tested out over five weeks on a ten-mile track just outside London.

The train draws power from overhead lines.

It then lowers its pantograph and can run on its batteries instead.
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