In Pictures: Channel Tunnel Rail Link
High-speed track

The UK's first stretch of high-speed train track opens to the public on Saturday.

The 46 miles of new railway runs from the Channel to Fawkham Junction in Kent.

It will let Eurostar trains zip along at 186 mph, cutting journeys to Paris by 15 minutes.

Another 24 miles of track reaching to St Pancras will finish the project by 2007.

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