Contact the Eurotunnel Customer Service / Enquiries Team DIRECT by calling 0871 976 9301 at 13p/min plus access charge, alternativelly use their own contact number 01303284491 .
Eurotunnel Contact Number / Customer Services Number
Eurotunnel Official Website:
- The Channel Tunnel is 31.4 miles long, making it the 11th longest tunnel in use (the longest is the Delaware Aqueduct, at 85.1 miles), and the fourth longest used by rail passengers. It has the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world (23.5 miles).
- The project cost £4.65 billion (equivalent to £12 billion today), 80 per cent more than expected. Construction took six years (1988-1994).
- It was recognised as one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World” by the American Society of Civil Engineers, alongside the Empire State Building, the Itaipu Dam in South America, the CN Tower in Toronto, the Panama Canal, the North Sea protection works in the Netherlands, and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
- The first proposal for a tunnel under the Channel was put forward by Albert Mathieu, a French engineer – it included an artificial island half-way across for changing horses.Further proposals were considered by Napoleon III in 1856 and William Gladstone in 1865, while David Lloyd George brought up the idea at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.
- At the height of construction, 13,000 people were employed. Ten workers – eight of them British – were killed building the tunnel.
- Englishman Graham Fagg and Frenchman Phillippe Cozette carried out the ceremonial break through on December 1, 1990.
- They didn’t quite meet in the middle – the English side tunnelled the greater distance.
- The average depth of the tunnel is 50 metres below the seabed, and the lowest point 75 metres below. Much of the chalk marl spoil bored on the English side was deposited at Lower Shakespeare Cliff in Kent, now home to the Samphire Hoe Country Park.
- There are three tunnels down there – two for trains and a smaller service tunnel that can be used in emergencies.
- 11 boring machines were used to dig the tunnel. Together they weighed a total of 12,000 tonnes (more than the Eiffel Tower), while each was if two football pitches. One from the British side remains buried under the Channel. Another was sold on eBay for £39,999 in 2004.
This website is a telephone directory/call routing service and is not in any way affiliated with any of the business entities listed. Please note that calls to our 08700 numbers cost 13p/minute and our 08717 numbers cost 13p/minute, plus your phone companys access charge where applicable.Our site also provides alternative numbers that include the official numbers as found in their respective websites and other sources. All logos and names are trademarks of respective entities and used for reference only(we are an independent site and are in no way affiliated with any business or government entity listed), all images of third party trademarks are sourced from public domain websites such as Wikipedia etc. Our site is a Phone Number directory and oEmbassy of Italy