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Channel Tunnel Rail Link

Volume 570: debated on Tuesday 19 March 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What legislative provision is proposed to ensure that the Channel Tunnel Rail Link will be built to accommodate standard continental rolling stock sizes.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport
(Viscount Goschen)

The design of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link accommodates standard continental rolling stock, both passenger and freight. The CTRL Bill reflects this, and the contracts with London and Continental Railways require the link to be constructed in accordance with these standards.