The Channel Tunnel: Transport systems
The Channel Tunnel is a major civil engineering feat which is in effect the host for an equally impressive and complex transportation system. These proceedings from a conference held in October 1994, address the key strategies and issues specifically related to the design, installation, commissioning, control, operation and maintenance of the transport system from the national road network into the terminals and through the tunnels. It addresses in particular how the design of the rolling stock, control, communicatin, ventilation and power supply systems have developed into reality, and how transportation issues and the maintenance and operation have played such a prominent role in the execution of the project.
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SUPPLEMENT TO CIVIL ENGINEERING Ordinary meeting
42 Crowborough East Sussex
achieved aerodynamic allow areas authority block cable carried catenary Channel Tunnel circuit communication complete concession connection construction Contact control centre cooling Coquelles cross-passage damper detection direct distribution doors drainage driver duct effect electrical emergency enables engineering ensure equipment evacuation event fail-safe fire fixed flow four French functions heat HGV shuttle incident installation integrated km/h length lighting limit load located locomotive maintenance maximum monitoring normal operational overall passed passengers phase possible pressure pumping station radio rail railway range road rooms route running tunnel safety separate service tunnel side signalling single speed staff sub-station supply telephone terminal tests tions tourist shuttle track traction traffic train transformers transmission transport system units vehicles ventilation voltage wagon