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Turkey Fulfils Sultan's Dream With Opening of Bosphorus Rail Tun

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October 29, 2013
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Turkey will on Tuesday unveil the world's first sea tunnel connecting two continents, fulfilling a sultan's dream 150 years ago, but also fuelling recent anti-government sentiment for such mega projects.


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Crowds Gather for Opening of Bosphorus Tunnel in Istanbul

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AFP (Oct. 29, 2013) — Turkey on Tuesday formally opened the world's first sea tunnel connecting two continents, fulfilling a sultan's dream 150 years ago in a three-billion-euro mega project linking Istanbul's European and Asian sides.
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On Its 20th Birthday, Channel Tunnel Emerges out of the Dark

On Its 20th Birthday, Channel Tunnel Emerges out of the Dark

AFP (May 4, 2014) — For hundreds of years connecting Britain with France by digging underneath the sea has been a dream for leaders of both countries. Twenty years ago, on May 6 1994, that dream came true. Duration: 02:24 Video provided by AFP
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San Francisco Train Leaves Without Driver

San Francisco Train Leaves Without Driver

AP (Nov. 14, 2013) — A San Francisco lite rail train went about a quarter mile down the tracks without an operator Wednesday - with around 30 passengers on board. One of the passengers managed to hit the emergency brake. (Nov. 14)
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UK Still Waiting for High Speed Trains

UK Still Waiting for High Speed Trains

Reuters (Nov. 12, 2013) — Few dispute that Britain's creaking rail network needs modernising. The government's planning High Speed 2, connecting London with cities in central and northern England, saying it will bring economic benefits. As Joanna Partridge reports, high-profile business groups have spoken out against the plan. And as the predicted costs spiral, the plan is proving highly contentious. Joanna Partridge reports.
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