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If you look to the horizon on the left, you can just see the distinctive clock tower of Calais town hall.
A handful of Eurostar trains call at Calais-Frthun, a few miles from Calais town centre, but others just start accelerating onto the French high speed line.
Your Eurostar train passes through the middle of the terminal non-stop, and the train manager announces that you are about to enter the Channel Tunnel.
Passing through the Channel Tunnel takes just 20 minutes, and is something of an anti-climax.
Just 15-20 minutes after leaving London, the train crosses the most dramatic structure on the new high-speed line, the viaduct high over the River Medway.Eurostar is owned 55% by SNCF French Railways, 5% by SNCB Belgian Railways & 40% originally by the UK government but now sold to overseas investors.Eurostar carries passengers not cars, don't confuse Eurostar with Eurotunnel, the company which owns the Channel Tunnel whose car-carrying trains shuttle road vehicles across the Channel. This page explains all you need to know about travel by Eurostar.Within a minute or two the Eurostar enters a covered bridge across the tracks leading out of the adjacent Kings Cross station, which becomes a long tunnel under east London taking the Eurostar east and south.About 5 minutes after leaving St Pancras, you'll see a glimpse of daylight and the platforms of Stratford International station, only served by the domestic high-speed trains.