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The 109km high speed railway between London and the Channel Tunnel was finally completed in 2009. What was initially called the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL), now known as High Speed 1, was finished more than a decade after the Channel Tunnel, completing London’s connection to the French TGV network.