Chunnel


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Chunnel

A slang term for the euro-British pound exchange rate. The term derives from the name of the underground tunnel connecting Britain with continental Europe.
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Here travellers can browse around the terminal shopping centre before the coach goes on board the Eurotunnel train for the 35-minute trip through the Chunnel.
Chunnel bosses, who launched a court battle to have the Calais Red Cross centre shut down, reacted with horror to the possibility of another.
However, in one line of his statement yesterday, Mr John Prescott betrayed the true political value of the Chunnel link.
A bald Chunnel train passenger was caught trying to smuggle drugs.
Boss Richard Brown praised staff for doing an "amazing job" enabling the company to run nine out of 10 services within a few days of the Chunnel freight train blaze on September 11.
With three million Brits heading for the Continent by ferry and chunnel every year - and many more hiring cars upon arriving by plane, the risks are high -especially considering the death rates on the roads of some popular destinations.
Meanwhile 150 asylum seekers prepared to make fresh assault on the Chunnel early yesterday, but they gave up when they realised there were no trains.
The five men - four from Iran and one from Azerbaijan, all aged between 25 and 30 - were found in the lorry which had come over from France via the Chunnel.
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The result is an annual loss currently running at pounds 180 million for Chunnel train operator Eurostar, whose major British partner is LCR.
Patrick Ponsolle, the French co-chairman of Eurotunnel, said it could be four weeks before the Chunnel - which has an eastbound tunnel, a westbound tunnel and a service lane in between - is back to normal.
The Chunnel terminal is at junction 11A off the M20, and you can get a day return on weekdays (booking in advance) from pounds 39.