The construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link providing high speed services to Continental Europe is one of the most significant civil engineering projects in Britain and represents the first new main line built for over a century. It is also the first line built in Britain capable of matching speeds achieved on the French high-speed lines.
The final phase of the development which saw the transfer of all Eurostar services from Waterloo to St Pancras was finished in 2007, opening with much glitz and glamour. The new services rolling out of St Pancras are now achieving a significant reduction in journey times between London, Paris and Brussels.
Tunnel Vision is a masterful examination of the whole project from start to finish, both in terms of construction and operation. Fantastic colour photographs illustrate the text which is provided by the highly regarded contributor toModern Railways magazine, Ken Cordner. This is the book that railway enthusiasts, modellers and historians have been waiting for!