Advantages Quick and easy way to get to the continent
Disadvantages Folkestone can
Let me tell you about it...ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º° THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CHANNEL TUNNEL AND THE EUROTUNNEL °º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø
I was a little confused because the Channel Tunnel and the Eurotunnel sound like much the same thing to me. Hopefully this will make things clearer for you...
The Channel Tunnel is the tunnel itself that connects the UK to France.
Eurotunnel is the operator of the high speed traintransport system which links the UK and France through the Channel Tunnel, and it runs between Folkestone which is near to Dover, Kent in the UK and Calais which is in France.
The Channel Tunnel is ten years old now, opening back in 1994. The Eurotunnel system is made up of 3 tunnels - two main tunnels for trains and one tunnel which acts as a central service area. Each tunnel is 31 miles long, and runs approximately 40 metres deep under the seabed. It is actually the longest undersea rail tunnel in the world, which is pretty impressive.
The tunnels are in operation all year round, all day and all night long. Around 400 trains pass through the tunnel each day.
If you are taking your car to France, you need to ensure you get a green card from your car insurer. This means that you are covered on your insurance policy for any accidents that may occur outside of the UK. This is reasonably priced - it cost us only £9 for the day but you need to contact your insurer a month in advance of your trip.
ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º° THINGS YOU SHOULD DO IN ADVANCE °º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø
Your car will need a GB sticker, these are readily available in places like Halfords from about £1.50 for a magnetic one. However you don't need one if you have a numberplate that already displays the GB Euro logo.You also need to apply headlamp adjusters to your car headlamps. If you don't apply these you will dazzle oncoming drivers with your lights as British cars are set up for driving on the left and they drive on the opposite side of the road on the continent. Again these are easily purchased in Halfords and they cost around £5.
It is recommended your car carry a warning triangle in case of breakdown.
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