The second Longest Railway Tunnel ever

WORLD'S SECOND LONGEST
RAILWAY TUNNEL

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

What is the world's second longest railway tunnel?

The railway tunnel that holds the place as the second longest railway tunnel in the world is impressive for even more than that, it’s also the tunnel that has the longest undersea portion in the entire world! In fact, most of the Channel Tunnel is located under the sea as it connects Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom with Coquelles, near Calais, which is in northern France. The Channel Tunnel also has the second-greatest depth for railway tunnels, with a depth of 75 meters at its lowest point.

The Channel Tunnel was created so that freight and vehicles could be transported easily across the Straight of Dover and although its inception had always been a dream, its construction wasn’t begun until 1988, with the grand opening not occurring until 1998. The Channel Tunnel is such a magnificent sight and such an awesome wonder that in 1996 the American Society of Civil Engineers actually declared it one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. What wasn’t so wonderful however, was when illegal immigrants began seeing the tunnel as a way to leave their country and illegally pass into others. This caused many problems, mostly for the Sangatte Refugee Camp, which eventually had to be closed in 2002 due to the problems. Still the Channel Tunnel still operates and is still both a wonderful sight as well as the second longest railway tunnel.


The Channel Tunnel


The second Longest Railway Tunnel ever

The second Longest Railway Tunnel ever

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