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'Chunnel' Has First Paying Customers

May 20, 1994|Associated Press

LONDON — Money finally flowed in, not out, as the $15-billion Channel Tunnel shuttled its first load of freight Thursday under the sea between Britain and France.

It still will be months before regular passengers can use the "Chunnel" and years before investors see profits, if ever.

But revenues started coming in Thursday when 14 trucks rolled onto the trains in Folkestone, bound for the Continent. German and French truckers boarded in Calais, France, to head for Britain.

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