Rail Tunnel To Link Europe And Africa

Spain and Morocco have agreed to build a rail tunnel beneath the Mediterranean Sea.
December 16, 2003, 12pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The Spanish Development Ministry said two adjacent tunnels will run beneath the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco...The ministry said that a joint Spanish and Moroccan committee of officials had already agreed a preliminary three-year plan of works to start as early as next year, with an estimated initial cost of $30m...The proposal has drawn comparisons with the Channel Tunnel, that links England and France, and raises the prospect of a continuous rail link between the north of Scotland and Africa."

Thanks to Kevin Hammond

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Published on Monday, December 15, 2003 in BBC News
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