Eurostar e320 – Glides through the rails of Eurotunnel
- Speed: 320 km/h
- Place: Eurotunnel between France and Great Britain
- Number of seats:
- Start of operation: November 20, 2015
Eurostar e320 – Glides through the rails of Eurotunnel since 2015. The trains are 390.2 meters long and are designed to meet the technical specifications of European railways. Trains came into use in 1994 on the occasion of the opening of the Channel Tunnel. The Eurostar e320 was developed by Siemens in Germany and the railway company ordered seven trainsets.
The producers drew inspiration from the French TGV train. This transnational rail operator connects London with several major European cities, and its trains reach speeds of up to 300 km/h. For example, the journey from London to Paris takes just two hours and sixteen minutes.
In 2009, a train broke down due to frost and snow, and more than two thousand passengers were stuck in the tunnel. Snow entered the ventilation system and a short circuit occurred in the electrical system of the engines of the units.