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This is not just about the Chunnel itself.

  1. The Chunnel, and the Shuttle services through it, are run by Eurotunnel. As indicated above, constraints DB faces from them are neither anti-competitive nor capacity-related, but safety-related, even if that's beyond Mr. Grube's expertise.
  2. High-speed trains between London and Bruxelles, resp. Paris, are run by an independent company, Eurostar. Eurostar is a joint venture of the French and Belgian state railways and the successors of onetime British Rail, hence, Eurostar's interest is SNCF's.
  3. To reach the Chunnel, DB's trains will have to use France's LGV Nord, that is where SNCF resp. infrastructure authority RFF can play nasty.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat May 29th, 2010 at 11:00:49 AM EST
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