North Portal - Tunnel de Ruyaulcourt - Ruyaulcourt - Pas-de-Calais (62) - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ntpayne
N 50° 05.295 E 003° 00.517
31U E 500615 N 5548442
Quick Description: This is the north portal of the tunnel de Ruyaulcourt near Ruyaulcourt in the Pas-de-Calais (62) in France.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 11/7/2020 4:44:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM13CAA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
Views: 3

Long Description:
This is the north portal of the tunnel de Ruyaulcourt near Ruyaulcourt in the Pas-de-Calais (62) in France.

The 4.35 kilometre long tunnel is controlled by traffic lights at each portal. As it is such a long tunnel it has a centre section about 1.30 kilometres long where there is two way operation. There are additional lights at each end of the two way section. It is lit throughout and has a towpath running along one side. Unusually for a canal there are two summits and there is a tunnel on each one; this is the northernmost of two tunnels.

The canal du Nord is 95 kilometres long and is the only French canal to be built to intermediate dimensions between the 250-tonne Freycinet and the modern high-capacity standards. It was opened in 1966 and will be abandoned in the late 2020s as it gets taken over by the future Seine-Nord Europe Canal.

The canal runs from Arleux, near Douai on the Canal de la Sensée to the junction with the Canal latéral à l’Oise at Pont-l’Evêque.
Is the Tunnel in Use?: In Use

Which End is this Entrance?: North

Date Constructed: 1/1/1960

Length of Tunnel: 4350 metres

Construction Material: Rock lined with stone

Associated Website: [Web Link]

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