Throughout the whole history of transport, especially in modern times, the train has had the greatest and most fascinating effect on all of us. Apart from uniting our families and creating crucial veins in the linking of our society, the train has allowed us to discover the heart and soul of our country - and now because of the immense achievement of building the Channel Tunnel, many other countries too.
This DVD covers not only the building of the new Channel Tunnel, but also the history of the many previous attempts to link the United Kingdom with Europe. We also look at the new Eurostar high-speed train itself and the whole concept of international travel.
The program concept was conceived and based on a very ambitious plan to place a camera on the nose of a Eurostar train to show the driver's view all the way between Waterloo International station in London and Gare du Nord station in Paris through the Channel Tunnel. In real time the journey takes only three hours but this unique part of the program has been specially created at high-speed, reducing the journey to a remarkable 10 minutes! It is a commemorative record of one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century.