A new Chunnel? Tunnel connecting Scotland and Northern Ireland may soon get green light
The connection — dubbed Boris’ Burrow due to the prime minister’s enthusiastic backing — would span from Larne in Northern Ireland to Stranraer in Scotland and be roughly the same length as the Channel Tunnel.
Initially, a bridge was considered, but the treacherous Irish sea would mean it would be closed for “probably 100 days a year,” said Scottish Secretary Alister Jack. That particular distance between Ireland and Scotland is a shipping lane known for its rough waters.
So a tunnel, approximately 20 miles long and servicing both trains and cars, could be a cheaper and more viable option.
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