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Ten years ago a railway line opened, and completely changed train travel. HS1 - the Channel Tunnel Rail Link - was the first of what could be many high speed routes across the UK. Fred and Sangeeta introduce our comprehensive coverage.
It's been ten years since the high speed line between Folkestone and London St Pancras was completed.
But it was talked about for 30 years before it was built. And one of the biggest sticking points was the route it should take.
There were several different options proposed over the years - through Sussex as well as Kent.
Abigail Bracken's been looking back at the rows over the route. Her report includes interviews Charing Parish Council's Cllr Tylden Reed and the former Conservative MP for Maidstone and the Weald, Ann Widdecombe.
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Tuesday 14th November marks the 10th anniversary of the high speed rail link which travels to London through Kent and Essex.