Eiffage Rail: an unprecedented operation on the Eurotunnel site

Infrastructures Division

This weekend, more than a hundred people were mobilised on an extraordinary maintenance work site at the entrance to the North Tunnel on the French side.

After 26 years of train traffic since the tracks were opened without any major intervention, Eiffage Rail's teams replaced a 60-metre turnout and almost 180 metres of original rails under the supervision of Eurotunnel's Franco-British technicians.

Traffic on this section under construction was postponed during the work phase on the South Tunnel.

A bit of history: in 1990, teams from SAE, a member of the TML consortium, took part in the digging of the Channel Tunnel officially inaugurated on 6 May 1994 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the then President of the French Republic, François Mitterrand.

Photos Credit: Eurotunnel